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ISS Global Educator: Homa Sabet Tavangar
Homa Sabet Tavangar has written and spoken extensively about global citizenship, globalizing curriculum, parenting, diversity, and creating inclusive, empathetic working and learning environments. Her writing appears on National Geographic Education, Edutopia, the Huffington Post, PBS and EducationWeek, among other media; she authored Growing Up Global: Raising Children to be at Home in the World (2009) and The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (2014), and she contributed to Mastering Global Literacy (2013) and the three-book series World Class Learners Action Guide (2016) with Yong Zhao. Homa also serves as Series Consultant to NBC Sprout TV’s original animated series, Nina’s World, which celebrates everyday adventures in a multi-cultural neighborhood. Prior to turning her sights to global education and parenting, Homa spent 20 years working on global competitiveness and cross-cultural issues with hundreds of businesses, non-profit agencies, and governments around the world. A graduate of UCLA and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, she has lived on four continents and her religious heritage includes four of the world’s major faiths.