The Team – Southern Area International Languages Network (SAILN)

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Program Principal Investigator: Dr. Mat Schulze

Dr. Mat Schulze is the Director of the Language Acquisition Resource Center at San Diego State University and Professor of German at SDSU European Studies.

Director, LARC; Professor of German, Department of European Studies; Co-editor, CALICO Journal

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Program Director: Shahnaz Ahmadeian Fard

Shahnaz Ahmadeian Fard manages and leads SAILN program’s ongoing activities and trainings. She has many years of experience in developing, overseeing and administering professional development programs.


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Program Specialist: Dr. Cecile Nedellec

Dr. Cecile Nedellec contributes to planning and implementation of activities, coordinates project resources, and liaises with project stakeholders to collect and disseminate project information. She currently teaches French and English at Standley Middle School, where she also serves as the English department chair. She is a National Board-Certified French Teacher & a CWLP fellow.


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Strand D Developer and Instructor: Maylén Rafuls Rosa

Maylén Rafuls Rosa is a high school French teacher at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, CA and also serves as an Induction Mentor in the Sweetwater Union High School District. Originally from Cuba, Ms. Rafuls Rosa has nine years’ experience in education as a French, Spanish and Math teacher. A graduate of Princeton (Comparative Literature, 2007) and Stanford (M.A. in Educa­tion, 2012), she is working towards a PhD in Leadership Studies (with a specialization in Educational Leadership for Innovation and Social Justice) at the University of San Diego.

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Strand A1 Developer: Rima Simaan Haroun

Rima Simaan Haroun develops content and instructional resources and strategies for Strand A1. Rima has twenty-one years of experience in education, providing expertise in ELD programs designing and facilitating teacher preparation programs.


Phone: 619-594-5810
Fax: 619-594-0511