A Mary is very respected in her community of Old Massett for her great dedication to teaching X̱aad Kil
B. She is a fluent speaker with university training to write her language. She has worked teaching X̱aad Kil for 26 years in Tahayghen (Daxiigang
C) Elementary School and another local school. In 2008 she turned 85 years old and is still teaching her language.