Born in Tehran, Iran, at the end of the Iran-Iraq War, Kousha Navidar and his family moved to Albany, New York, looking for a new life in America. From an early age, Kousha understood the importance of opportunity—and thrived in a community of supportive adults, especially teachers. His corps experience, teaching 10th grade geometry in Miami, included two of the most rewarding and challenging years of his life. Now as a speechwriter and producer, Kousha promotes awareness of a range of issues that impact education. Read more about Kousha and his professional path since completing the corps.
Q & A
In 30 years, what is the story I want to tell about my life? I wanted to say I spent time giving back to a cause I really care about.
The show [I worked on] promotes something really important in [this] country—civic discourse around multiple sides of an issue. It’s the way that I promote the spirit of TFA, bringing awareness to so many important issues that impact education.
TFA exists because there is a very important need. Learning how to see the world through other people’s eyes—seeing through the eyes of students—is such a big part of being a teacher.