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About Us

 

Treasuring a Language & Celebrating a Culture 

Since 2007

A registered 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization, Chicago Persian School offers in-person and online Persian language and art classes to interested children and adults, regardless of their race, religion, nationality, or ethnic background. We strive to create an inclusive learning environment that caters to our diverse student's interests and needs. Our highly qualified teachers aim to create a rich and engaging learning experience for students by using innovative teaching methods and a holistic curriculum that is developed based on modern language acquisition research. 

Mission & Vission

Our mission is to preserve and promote the Persian language and culture by providing accessible, inclusive, and high-quality educational opportunities, creating relevant learning tools, and forging community partnerships. 

Upholding Persian Language and Culture

Developing Educational Resources

Forging Community Partnership

Meet The Leadership Team

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Shadi Ashani

Board Member

R&D Manager Sound & Vision

Wolfram Research

M.S. Computer Science

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Houshang Darabi

Board member

Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

The University of Illinois at Chicago

Ph.D. Industrial Engineering

Rutgers University

M.S. Industrial Engineering 

Sharif University of Technology

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Shahin Ghaheri

Board member

Production Manager

Midwest Service Center

M.S. Project Management

Northwestern University

M.S. Energy Engineering

Azad University

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Soraya Kendy

Board Member

& Treasurer

Account Payable Specialist

Berry Global, Inc.

 

M.S. Economics

Western Illinois University

M.S. Business/Managerial Economics

Western Illinois University

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Negar Mansourian-Hadavi

Chair of the Board

& Principal

Project Management for the Student Success Initiatives, Director

The University of Illinois at Chicago

Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering 

Northwestern  University

M.S. Project Management

Northwestern University

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Shiva Mohsenzadeh

Board member

J.D. Doctor of Law 

University of Huston Law Center

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Meet The Administrative Team

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Gilda Khalaj

Marketing & 

Social Media

Fitness Coordinator 

Wood Dale Park District

M.S. Sport Management 

Texas A&M University

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Soudeh Mansourian

Fundraising & 

CPSPC 

Director of Customer Strategy and Innovation PMO

United Airlines

 

MBA

DePaul University

 

M.A. Management

Azad University

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Golnoosh Rasoulifar

Academics Affairs

Post-doctoral Fellowship

Engineering Education

University of Michigan

 

Ph.D. Industrial Engineering

Grenoble Institute of Technology

 

M.S. Industrial Engineering 

Grenoble Institute of Technology

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Shirin Vossoughi

Community Partnership

Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences

Northwestern University 

 

Post-doctoral Fellowship

Stanford University & Exploratorium

Ph.D. Education

UCLA

 

Ed. M. Education

UCLA

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