Shedeh Haighassemali, PhD

Technical Assistance Provider

Shedeh Haighassemali

Dr. Shedeh Hajghassemali is a technical assistance provider for the PROGRESS Center.  She has experience at the federal and state levels in project management and professional development for both PK-12 and special education. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Hajghassemali was Director of Operations at a State Educational Agency. Her career began as a director of education and assessment for children with disabilities in Tennessee. She earned her PhD in Educational Psychology and Research from Catholic University in Washington, DC.  While completing her doctorate, she joined the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education where she worked as a Project Officer for over 11 years.  Dr. Hajghassemali areas of expertise are personnel development, technical assistance, and educational technology.