Player Name: NataleighCharacter Name:
Mrs. Safiya Kabibi Harris.Nickname:
Mrs. Harris, Professor Bebe, Bebe.Position:
Being well into her thirties, and married, Safiya tends to dress in a blend of conservative and classy clothing. Over the school-mandated white collared button-up, she often wears colorful necklaces of teal or red beads. Anything to add color and personality to her appearance. As for her knee length nylon skirts, she often pairs them with flirty slips, only viewable for a split second while walking. And her choice of shoes brings her height from a moderate 5'7" to nearly 6 feet. She enjoys being taller than her students, as she thinks it helps them see her as a strong authority figure.Personality:
A somewhat laid back instructor, she can be just as strict as any other teacher at St. Jude, she simply prefers verbal corrections to physical. She works best with something she calls the "strike system." She will warn a student three times of their behavior. After that, she graduates to striking them with a ruler. After three strikes, she moves up to the paddle, and so on. Three chances for the student to correct their behavior before she moves up to the next level of punishment. Repeat offenders, however, can often find themselves on the wrong end of a paddle right from the get-go if Safiya has had quite enough of their shenanigans. And one-on-one counseling can end very badly for misbehaving students, if they should receive it.
On the other hand, Safiya is also an advocate for her students. She encourages them to come to her with their problems, and gives level-headed real world advice even if it doesn't coincide with what the church teaches. And why? Because she wants them to be prepared for the real world. She doesn't want what happened to her to happen to them. She wants them to enjoy their childhood while they have it.History:
Safiya was raised in a Catholic household, but has not openly practiced in almost fifteen years. It wasn't that she didn't believe in God anymore, far from it, it was more that she had grown distant from the faith itself. She didn't agree with many things the current Pope was preaching, and she very much didn't agree with the way the church chose to teach children about their sexualities. She believed children needed to be taught how to be safe, and encouraged not to engage in the activities AFTER they know how to do it safely, because she knew firsthand that if they only preached celibacy, teens would continue to get pregnant.
That's how she got married to her husband, after all. They were both teenagers at the time, and because of what they were taught in church (or NOT taught), neither knew anything about contraception. So, a few months before her 18th birthday, Safiya found out she was pregnant. Her father, furious, demanded that the two be married to be sure the child wasn't born out of wedlock. So they did. As her highschool sweetheart dropped out of college to support her and his child, Safiya managed to continue her schooling, eventually achieving a bachelor's degree in Education. Soon after, she became the breadwinner, allowing her husband to be a stay-at-home dad for most of their child's life. He recently began working again when their child entered high school.
She's been teaching English at St. Jude for a decade now. And as one of the most-senior teachers at the prestigious school, she can often get away with a little more than the other teachers can, in terms of discipline and dress code. She also has a very good relationship with the Headmaster. She keeps everything in order, and he lets her bend the rules a little.
(( Her child is 16-17 years old... can be male or female... if anyone who joins wants to play as my child, I would be honored.