It’s the final week of classes at Harris Elementary. UT graduate student Kim Canuette Grimaldi is meeting with her students one last time before summer vacation. Second- and third-graders Amira and Sajeda, both from Sudan, sit across from her at a small, half-moon-shaped table. While they’re working on multiplication, Amira starts sounding out the word on Canuette Grimaldi’s shirt.
A sticker there reads “mentor.”