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Safia Jama

Safia Jama taught high school English in New York City for 10 years. She will pursue a master's degree in poetry at Rutgers University-Newark this fall while also teaching an undergraduate writing class.

Safia Jama appears in the following:

The Heart of the Matter: Why I Left the High School Classroom

Monday, July 08, 2013

A dedicated New York City teacher collected stories of artists who ditched their day jobs to pursue their calling. And then one day she did the same thing herself. She explains why she chose a path that takes her out of the classroom.

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