Welcome. My name is Mrs. Avril Rasheed-Okuarume and I am your child's 2nd grade teacher. I have been in Barbara Jordan Elementary for five years now. I graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria, with a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies. In addition, I am certified by the Texas Education Agency to teach General Education from Early Childhood to Grade 6, and English as a Second Language for Early Childhood to 12th grade. I am originally from the country of Sierra Leone, in West Africa. I am married and have one son. Teaching is my passion. I love children and enjoy transferring knowledge to them. Student success is very important to me and my expectations are high. I expect one hundred percent success at a hundred percent of the time. Thus, I will be communicating with you, parents and guardians constantly to ensure that my students master and excel in each subject area. We will be working hard and vigorously. My goal is for each of my students to reach their fullest potential. I look forward to meeting and working with you and your child.