Born and raised in Tehran, Azam completed her higher education in Educational Technology. She began her educational activities focusing on early education, particularly, first graders. As a passionate educator, she worked over 20 years to adopt new and yet simple methods in using technology in education. With the intention of raising the public awareness of this new born field in Iran, she held various educational workshops for teachers and parents to demonstrate how using technology in education could have an impact on the learning process and lead to a higher quality education. After immigrating to the United States, she expanded her activities and invented new methods to work with Bilingual Farsi students who had different educational needs than those in Iran.
After completing her bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Dalileh refocused her passion for learning to a passion for teaching. She devoted twelve years of her academic life to teaching chemistry in high schools in Iran. She soon realized that her love for teaching was rooted, not in the mere mechanics of memorization, but in the love of the learning process and problem solving at its most basic level. Dalileh expanded her passion for teaching to include early childhood education when she moved to the United States where she became involved in teaching at the primary education level in several Bay Area Farsi schools. Since that time, she has also spent time working within the public school system. Dalileh’s enthusiasm for learning and her desire for academic excellence has prompted her to return to the halls of academia to pursue a Master’s degree in Chemistry with a new cultural perspective and in a new language.