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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.

Suleyman Nor

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

  1. 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?

  1. Learn how to save money, and plan for good future.

3.  If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

  1. Prophet Mohamed and Jesus. (peace be upon them)

4.  When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?

  1. Listen to Blinkist, a book summarizing app.

5.  If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

  1. 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?

  1. 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?

  1. Every day I learn something, and most outstanding one being patience.

8.  What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?

  1. I love indoor soccer.

9.  What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

  1. Cleaning dishes for a big family household. (because dishes keep coming)

10.  If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?

  1. 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?

  1. 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?

  1. At age 15, I was responsible for farm harvest. 

13.  What three traits define you?

  1. Traveler, advisor and adventurous.

14.  Ten years ago, who did you think you would be now?

  1. Be a father and working class.

15.  What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?

  1. Smart phones - they are everything.  

16.  What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

  1. Real Estate, or city planner.

17.  What advice do you have for kids who are struggling in school?

  1. 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?

  1. Need to explore and redefine your curiosity.

19.  How do you define success?

  1. Reach your goals and retire early.

20.  What is your favorite thing about working in the Beaverton School District?

  1. 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.