I have been with LVUSD since 2000, but started teaching from 2007. I obtained my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling(PPS) from Phillips Graduate Institute followed by Special education Credential(Moderate-Severe) from National University. Currently, I completed Orthopedic Impairment authorization through Ventura County of Education.
I was born in Iran but left my country after I obtained my high school diploma in pursue of my goal of higher education abroad. I obtained my BA in Psychology in United kingdom. Shortly after, I met my husband in South Africa while visiting my parents and got married there. I lived in SA for almost 12 years. We moved to America due to my husband's work after my second child. I am married for 29 years and have 3 adult children; Marjan-health care administrator. Max-chef, and Marcia-currently pursuing a teacher credential.
I have always been interested in education, as it is the cornerstone of civilization. I am also an advocate of Character Education, as it is centered around common virtues and morals shared by all humanity.
Having lived in four continents including Asia, Africa, Europe and N. America, my appreciation of diverse cultures and people of all faiths has given me a unique perspective on the beauty and richness of life. My personal belief and goal in life is to promote unity in diversity, the equality of sexes, and the need to bring justice and peace to all humanity.
As an educator my passion is to share what I have learned and experienced and to provide a healthy physical, intellectual, social-emotional and ethical environment for my students I have the bounty to teach and grow with.