Saadia Hamid is the founder of Happy Family Happy Community, a consulting and training service that responds to the the needs of communities, community members, and service providers in culturally relevant ways. Originally from Eritrea in East Africa, she served as a teacher, boarding school principal, mass media specialist, and curriculum developer for rural communities in Tigre, Saadia’s mother language. Saadia speaks five languages, enabling her to reach out to a broader audience and understand the strength and challenges of second-language learners. Saadia has served in various community capacities over the last 25 years, working in the Toddler Room of a child care center, as a Family Support Worker for Head Start, as a Site Coordinator for a Parent-Child Home program, and as an Education Engagement Specialist. Her beliefs and practices are shaped by her background, professional and personal experience in communities. Inclusion, equity, and equality are the pillars that guide Saadia’s work.
- MA in Adult Education, Goddard College, Seattle, WA.
- BA in Early Childhood Education, Evergreen State College, Tacoma, WA.
Areas of Expertise
- Oral and written communication in cross-cultural settings: English, Tigrinya, Tigre, Amharic, and Arabic
- Early Childhood Education
- Advocacy for BIPOC communities