Ms. Forouzesh Baradaran, Persian Lead Instructor
Ms. Baradaran has a B.A in Mathematics from the University of Birjand, Iran. She has experience in implementing world language pedagogy. She is a fellow of the California World Language Project (CWLP) and ACTFL trained. Ms. Baradaran has been the Persian Language Group Lead at the STARTALK teacher training programs at LARC since 2013. As the group lead, she assisted the Persian language group participants with developing thematic lesson plans that include activities in the target language. Ms. Baradaran is the Persian teacher at the STARTALK Persian Summer Camps offered by LARC since 2010. Ms. Baradaran currently teaches Persian to different group ages at the Iranian School of San Diego. Ms. Baradaran was recognized as the “teacher of the year” by the San Diego Iranian School in 2015. She is a published author and her Persian workbook is being used by the Persian school.