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Our Team

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Mahsa Ghaffari (Teacher)

Mahsa moved to Marin County in 2008. She has more than 18 years experience in management and has MS in public relationship from Iran. She currently works as a program analyst at Marin Housing Authority in San Rafael. Mahsa is passionate about working with kids and has been teaching at Shadi Kids for the past seven years. In her free time, she loves to watch soccer, movie, walk by the bay, and picnic with friends. She also loves to travel and visit her friends and family around the world as much as she can.  


Sahar Afshar (Teacher)

Sahar was born and raised in Iran and moved to the US with a music band 12 years ago. She is an experienced educator who worked with kids at Golestan as a certified teacher for few years and she is a private music instructor as well. Sahar loves singing, playing music, hiking and cooking in her spare time.  


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Tina Sarabandi (Teacher)

Tina was born and raised in Tehran/Iran and moved to the US in 2000 to pursue her education. Tina has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tehran and got her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Minnesota in 2005. Her passion about children was a good reason to continue her educational in the field of Early Childhood Education at college of Marin and since then she is working in this field. Tina started her M.s. in Early Childhood Education at San Fransisco State University in Fall 2022.

Yasaman Sohrabi (Teacher)

Yasaman was born and raised in Iran and moved to the US with her family seven years ago. She loves working with children and she has been working in Golestan kids for ten years. Her teaching experiences have exposed her to different age groups and have helped her to develop diverse teaching skills. In her spare time Yasaman loves to hike and spend time with friends.   

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Michka Delavarian (Director)

Michka is an experienced teacher from Iran. Her passion is working with children and she loves being immersed in their world. A dream came true for Michka when she was given the opportunity to take over the management of Shadi Kids so that she could create a nurturing, creative, and joyful environment for children. Michka has been (and continues to be) a full time teacher at Golestan Kids in Berkeley since 2012. Prior to coming to Golestan, Michka was a first grade teacher in Iran after earning a degree in psychology. She is very passionate about art therapy and childhood education, and is determined to expand her knowledge in this field.

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