LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Linda Mahdi

Position: Special Education Teacher
School: Crawford High School
School District: San Diego Unified School District
City, State: San Diego, CA

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Linda Mahdi was nominated by her colleague, Rachel Foster.

Ms. Mahdi teaches math to high school special education students, but she also teaches them how to cook and navigate through the community. She takes them to the DMV to get their ID cards. She puts on a district-wide Special Olympics for them and other special needs students. She runs the Muslim Student Association, and more.

"I could be here all day telling you about all the things she does for students. She's like a modern day Mother Teresa for our kiddos. Nobody else in my field even comes close to all the extra things she does for these kids," said Foster.