Suleyman Nor, Bilingual Facilitator II, Somali. Beside the facilitation service, I feel that I am a bridge that connects between BSD and Somali community. My background is community development and I will make sure to use this skill to promote a healthy community which can utilize and benefit school resources.
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
- Kind, hard-working dad, and traveler. I am happy in my life and I have a strong relationship with my family, colleagues and community.
2. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
- Learn how to save money, and plan for good future.
3. If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
- Prophet Mohamed and Jesus. (peace be upon them)
4. When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?
- Listen to Blinkist, a book summarizing app.
5. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
- don’t like much about fiction, although my kids like them so much. However, if I have to, I would choose Sherlock Holmes.
6. What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
Traveling to many countries without having enough money to stay at the places you want or reach you destination quickly. I learned how to be flexible in any situation.
7. What is something you learned in the last week?
- Every day I learn something, and most outstanding one being patience.
8. What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
I love indoor soccer.
9. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
- Cleaning dishes for a big family household. (because dishes keep coming)
10. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
- Nelson Mandela
11. Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad, but it turned out to be for the best?
- Yes, this is part of my belief system, and it happened that I experienced many times. Good example is when I failed to win an auction bid for a car that I liked, but it turned out that the winner spent a lot of money to rebuild the auction car.
12. At what age did you become an adult?
- At age 15, I was responsible for farm harvest.
13. What three traits define you?
- Traveler, advisor and adventurous.
14. Ten years ago, who did you think you would be now?
- Be a father and working class.
15. What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?
- Smart phones - they are everything.
16. What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
- Real Estate, or city planner.
17. What advice do you have for kids who are struggling in school?
- Think who you are going to be. Utilize your time wisely and be respectful.
18. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
- Need to explore and redefine your curiosity.
19. How do you define success?
- Reach your goals and retire early.
20. What is your favorite thing about working in the Beaverton School District?
- Most of all being a part of nurturing our young generation. Good health coverage for me and my family. Proximity to my home, because I used to drive 45 minutes to an hour one way to my previous job.