Headshot of Farideh Seihoun

Upon graduation I returned to Iran where over the next 7 years I was able to establish two colleges, one for foreign languages and one for teacher training & education.  From 1974-1979 I was Dean of the College of Education & Psychology at the National University of Iran.


I was in the process of starting a new K-16 institution on Kish Island for International students when the Islamic revolution intervened and I returned to the States.


I went back to UMass where I took courses in Special Education & Administration and became certified in those areas & started working in public schools. From 1988 to 2005 I was Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum with the Chicopee public schools. In 1998 and 2000 I wrote several successful teacher training grants to train teachers for Chicopee. The grants gave me the opportunity to negotiate with a few colleges and we finally reached an agreement with Framingham State (FSC) to offer 4 different Master’s programs on site for teachers and administrators in Western Mass. Although the actual classes are in Chicopee, we have had students from other Western Mass communities.


In 2005 I retired from Chicopee but I remained a full professor at FSC until 2010 where I continued teaching one course per semester. In 2006 in collaboration with a few friends we started a nonprofit educational collaborative called High Quality Teacher Training whose goal is to mentor public school teachers.


In 2006 she said: Of course I'm always ready to move & start something else but I don't know what yet. I would still love to go overseas....  In 2024 she says: I have been fully retired for many years now and still live in Amherst. [1-24]


Email: faridehseihoun@gmail.com


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