Dr. Emil Ahangarzadeh
Dr. Emil Ahangarzadeh has served for 16 years as an education administrator in various capacities and six years as a classroom teacher (English, Social Studies, ELD/ESL, Journalism). Dr. Ahangarzadeh also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Redlands, where he works with incoming, pre-service educators preparing to enter the California K-12 classroom.
His expertise and specializations include organizational effectiveness, technology integration/planning/management, cybersecurity education, English learner and compensatory education, administrative leadership, 21st Century skill development as well as professional development facilitation.
Dr. Ahangarzadeh oversees the following at Villa FIS:
- Electives Department
- Counseling Department
- State & Federal Programs
- English Language Development (for bilingual students)
- Special Education Department
- Mutli-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)
- School Site Council
- Single Plan for Student Achievement
- English Learner Advisory Committee
- Campuswide Safety Plan
- Student Support Services (last names beginning with A - L)
He served for two years at the Santa Ana Unified School District office as a manager in the Technology Innovation Services Department. Prior to that, Dr. Ahangarzadeh worked as a Director with the K-12 High-Speed Network of the California Department of Education, the Integrated Technology Services Division of the San Diego County Office of Education, and the English Learner Services Department for Fresno County Office of Education.
He received a doctoral degree from the University of Phoenix in the area of educational leadership. He also received a master's degree from UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Dr. Ahangarzadeh completed his graduate studies in teaching at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and his undergraduate studies at California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA).