New Arrivals: Around the world to Kingsbury

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Editor’s note: New arrivals features staff new to Kingsbury for the 2018-2019 school year. Several new staff profiles are still being written or edited and will appear on the website when they are ready to publish.

Khaliq Muhammad teaches Government at Kingsbury High School. Muhammad was born in New Orleans, La., and was raised in the East Side area of Chicago.

Before joining the staff at Kingsbury High School, Muhammad taught English as a Second Language to a group of 6th graders. The class consisted of mostly Hondurans, Guatemalans, Mexicans and Salvadorians, Muhammad said.

Muhammad said he chose to teach at Kingsbury because of the diversity it offers.

“The fact that the institution hosts a variety of cultures offers the opportunity to engage and learn from such cultures,” he said.

Muhammad said his teaching philosophy is simple.

“My philosophy is a doctrine that promotes the highest standards of excellence and achievement. I strive to inspire my students to be successful in their current and future endeavors,” he said.

Muhammad loves to travel in his free time. He has visited several countries including: Taiwan, Japan, Trinidad & Tobago and most recently, Cuba. Muhammad says he plans to continue traveling oversees as often as he is able. He also spends time competing with boxing and fitness.