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My name is Ilham. I am from Morocco, I was born and raised in Casablanca. I have lived in New York for more than 24 years. I have two kids. One is attending college and the other one is in High school.

I have been working with children for 7 years and I enjoy being around kids of all ages. I always wanted to be a teacher since I was very young. I used to pretend to be the teacher in many of the games I played.

I would gather my younger siblings and make them sit and line up some pillows as if they were my students and I would start teaching. My mother is my role model, she was an elementary school teacher for many years.