• Umar Abdullah - Language Arts Teacher

    I'm happy to begin my fourth year here at Dimmitt Middle School. I love teaching the diverse West Hill Community.

    To say that I was born to teach may be an understatement. I been around and worked in schools my entire life since my mom was a teacher, my dad was a social worker, and my stepdad was a principal. From the beginning, I was taught that one's greatest achievement is the impact that one has on the lives of others. Money and things will come and go, but impact can last forever. That is why after teaching at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels I have settled firmly in as middle school teacher. Middle school is one of the most important and impactful times in a student's schooling experience and I am glad to be a part of it.

    I have chosen to teach language arts because I truly believe in the power of the written word to create, broadcast, sustain and define influence. Leaders are chosen, laws are created, society is defined, and opportunities are offered by a person's ability to read and write well. We owe it to our children to provide them the critical literacy that will give them the best opportunities to succeed. I think Language arts are the best way to fulfill that promise.

    To reach this goal of critical literacy, I am flexible in my teaching styles, so if you ever suspect your student needs something a bit different than others, feel free to let me know.

    I am very open to meeting with and talking to family and community members. So, please, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns or even if you just want to contact me and get to know me better please e-mail or call.