Partner-in-Practice Fellows

Kate Hakeem


Kate Hakeem earned her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and History in 2009 from Johns Hopkins University. She began teaching as a Teach for America Corps Member and taught Spanish in Baltimore City Public Schools for four years. She then completed a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2015.  As the MLL Coordinator and teacher at Delmar Middle and Senior High School in Delmar, she implements the English Language services of an increasing number of students each year. (This year there are approximately 90 students currently in the program.) In 2021, Mrs. Hakeem was honored to serve as the Delmar School District Teacher of the Year. Advocating for MLL students’ full inclusion in the school community and access to quality instruction has been her mission for nine years. MLL students bring unique, valuable, and important perspectives to our classrooms. “Postsecondary Future Selves” supported Mrs. Hakeem’s vision of finding resources for her MLL high school students that are specifically designed for them.  She recognizes some of the difficulties that MLL families face in accessing school information and strives to provide clear and open communication. She values welcoming parents and partnering with them in their children’s education.