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Mar 31st

Education Spotlight: Faruq Abdul Sabur

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faruq-abdalsaburIn the words of his Washburn High School colleague, William A. Holden, Washburn High School colleague: “Faruq Abdul Sabur teaches Chemistry and AP Chemistry at Washburn High School. He also coordinates the Black Student Association Connections class and runs the ALC after school credit recovery program. He tutors students after school and on weekends. He is often asked by the senior class to give the commencement address and rumor has it he has been voted in for this June's ceremony.

“Faruq was one of a small group of African American students who integrated the white Floridian high school he attended in the 60s. He graduated from Amherst College and taught for at least seven years in New York City, the Bronx. He has taught middle school science, and chemistry here at Washburn for 13 years.

“Faruq is the embodiment of the courageous, hardworking, altruistic, spirit of the great teachers in the Minneapolis Public Schools, who show up each day, every week of every year for the students in room 137.”

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