October 21, 2009, Ridgefield, CT – Born in Iran, raised in Germany, and a resident of Ridgefield Connecticut since 1995, Nina Mohadjer is a candidate for the Board of Education. The election, which will be held in November, marks the first time an Iranian American is running for public office in the State of Connecticut.
Mohadjer’s enthusiasm to serve on the Board of Education of Ridgefield is fueled by her own personal and educational background. A practicing attorney, Mohadjer received her law degree from Johannes-Gutenberg University in Germany, a Masters of Law degree in Comparative Studies from Pace University, and an MBA from Western Connecticut State University. Fluent in 5 languages, Mohadjer stresses the importance of foreign language in education curriculum. “We can do better with our program in terms of curriculum and enhance teaching methods,” explained Mohadjer. “We need to prepare our children for their long-term success, and fluency in a foreign language is key.”
Mohadjer believes that her legal and business background will also serve her well on Ridgefield’s Board of Education. As a member of the board, she promises to work in a non-partisan manner to ensure better fiscal management, strengthen negotiations between the Board of Education and the unions, and investigate outside sources of funding to support innovative ideas and programs. In 2009, Mohadjer was instrumental in getting the Board of Education’s budget passed and even designed the website in support of the budget. Mohadjer is a firm believer that education is the driving force in any community.
“A great education system will keep our community special and be an asset to everyone, not only parents,” Mohadjer stated.
The Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee officially nominated Mohadjer as one of three Democratic candidates to run for the Board of Education. She is an active member of the Democratic party in Ridgefield and has volunteered on several campaigns.
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