Black Teenage Teacher Makes History

Shania Muhammad
Shania Muhammad

Shania Muhammad

While most teenagers spend their free time on video games and social media, 16-year-old Shania Muhammad is using her three college degrees to help mold young minds as a third grade teacher.

The Oklahoma native says her parents began instilling the value of education in her at an early age.

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“My students walk around saying, ‘My teacher is walking Black history.’ It touches me different.” she told Jennifer Hudson during an appearance on her show.

And while she has no plans to stop teaching any time soon, Muhammad says she wants to share her story far and wide and let others know that with hard work and dedication, the sky is the limit.

“Outside of college, my biggest thing is I’m a speaker. I’ve always wanted to do public speaking, national speaking, just spreading my story, spreading what we do here at the Muhammad house. Showing others ‘trust me, it’s possible.’ It just takes a team and hard work,” shesaid.

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