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Ms. Z

Zsalé Haghighat, aka Ms. Z learned of trade school education in California high school via Coastline Regional Occupational Program where she explored three disciplines post a career assessment quiz and fell in love with Graphic Design. She has also thought of herself fortunate, learning early on what sparks her interest and increased her focus. She strongly believes life is journey and finds it interesting that her life has returned to a trade school, this time as faculty and is committed to using her years of experience to benefit the next generation.

Miss Z holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the Academy of Art University and the University of San Francisco. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator ExpertAdobe Certified Visual Design Specialist, CompTIA IT Fundamentals CertifiedLean Six Sigma White Belt Certified & Certiport Proctor. She studied Teaching at the University of West Florida and holds a Broward County Teaching Certificate as a Commercial Arts Teacher.

She believes that travel provides valuable experiences displaying there are many ways to live a life and is a seasoned world traveler. She has worked professionally in media (print, radio, broadcast & multimedia), business development in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and South Florida. She is also an Author of a multi-lingual children’s book Many Faces of Family which has been featured in Miami’s El Nuevo Herald (2010), and the Children’s Author’s Radio Show “50 Great Authors You Should Be Reading” (2011). However, the demanding schedules which go along with the fore mentioned are not ideal to parenting, so she’s retooled herself and joined Broward County Schools in 2009 as a Webmaster. 

She has been a faculty member of Sheridan Technical High since its inception 2014. She was the founding Sponsor of the Spoken Word Club 2014 – 2019 establishing partnerships with the Jason Taylor Foundation and performances at the annual Louder Than A Bomb poetry slam. Present positions; Web Content Manager, Certiport Proctor, Producer, Wolves' Howl Newsletter and Tech Studies MentorPrevious Positions, Tech Studies Teacher 2020, Game Simulation Teacher 2019, Emerging Tech Teacher 2014-18, and Webmaster 2009-14.