Get to know Arob Suleiman, a passionate math teacher and advisor at Hausner's Upper School in our latest interview! Discover her journey from Israel to the Bay Area, her love for cooking and reading, and a fun fact that'll make you smile. Plus, find out her favorite Hebrew phrase and how she helps his students shine.
1. How long have you lived in the Bay Area, where did you come from and what brought you here?
I have lived in the Bay Area for almost 7 years. I was born in Israel as a Palestinian Arab citizen. I came to the US to look for new opportunities for me and my family.
2. What is your role at Hausner and how long have you been here?
This is my 5th year in Hausner, I am a passionate math teacher in Upper School and advisor for 8th grade.
3. What is the highlight of your working week?
My highlight of work is to see the sparkle in a student’s eyes when he/she understands a new concept I teach, or when he/she asks for help with something related to math.
4. What do you do when you're not at work?
I like to spend time with the family cooking, trying new recipes from Instagram, and having people at my place to try my food. Currently we are on a smoking meat trend. Because I have dysgraphia, I set up a goal and challenged myself to read books in English, Arabic and Hebrew. As a result I started to like reading too.
5. What do you think you would do if you weren't a teacher?
I would love to work in a bakery, wake up early and work with different kinds of dough, listen to music in the background and drink sips of Arabic coffee when I have the chance.
6. Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I think I am a funny person, but people keep telling me that they can’t figure out if I am talking seriously or joking.
7. What is your favorite Hebrew word?/Jewish Holiday
My favorite phrase in Hebrew is tohu va bohu תוהו ובוהו, I like how it sound and it means chaotic.