Can you believe that faculty member and Global Cultural Experience Coordinator Dr. Sarah Maheronnaghsh has traveled to over 20 countries so far in her life?! Read more fun facts about Sarah in this month’s edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About COE Faculty and Staff.
Sarah Loves to Cook.
She can whip up Persian rice, kabobs, and stews.
Sarah Has Traveled to 25 Countries.
She loves to travel so that she can listen to other languages, learn about different cultures first hand and experience different foods!
Sarah decided to learn Spanish because of her high school Spanish teacher. She minored in Spanish in college and studied abroad in both Spain and Mexico.
A True Aztec for Life!
Sarah holds three degrees and one teaching credential from SDSU and has somehow been affiliated with SDSU since 1992 as either a student or a faculty member. From SDSU she holds a Bachelors in Liberal Studies with a Spanish Minor, a BCLAD teaching credential, a Masters in Education, and Doctorate in Education.
Her Kids are Trilingual
Sarah has two daughters (ages 8 and 11) who are bilingual in Farsi and English and working on their Spanish.
She Found Love on the Field
Sarah met her husband playing co-ed soccer at San Diego Indoor Soccer.
Before settling in San Diego, Sarah grew up in Sacramento and spent her childhood skiing in the Tahoe area every weekend.
How Sarah is making a difference in the College of Education:
“I am passionate about the teaching profession, in particular bilingual education and
English Learner Education. It is my distinct pleasure to guide our bilingual teacher candidates through the maze of the bilingual teaching credential program, while carefully considering their student teaching placements throughout the process.
Additionally I am thrilled to play a role in designing and implementing study abroad experiences for the students within the College of Education. I particularly enjoy being a witness to the transformations that take place both during and after the variety of study abroad programs offered by our college.”