My name is Saleh Jahedi and I am a state of Illinois certified teacher who obtained his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. I have been a certified Illinois instructor since 2009 and I have worked in the private, parochial, and public school arenas. My various work experiences have taken me from Benet Academy and St. Joan of Arc Elementary in Lisle/IL, to Jewel Middle School in Aurora/IL and Aurora East High School. Organizations I have worked for include Elgin District U-46, Jewish Vocational Services, Universal School in Bridgeview/IL, Archidiocese of Chicago St. Elizabeth School, Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove/IL, and the United States Department of Labor Joliet Job Corps in Joliet, IL.
I was originally born and raised in Chicago, IL. Growing up in a large family of seven children, with me being the middle child, I have always found myself engrossed in a diverse social environment.
Like the Brady Bunch, my siblings and I had different personalities yet were one coherent team. My mother and father worked hard to support us despite the dangers of living in a rough side of the south side of Chicago. I attended the Chicago Public School (CPS) system as a child up to the 8th grade, and then was fortunate enough to attend high school in the affluent and academically competitive town of Hinsdale, IL.
After being fortunate enough to attend such a marvelous high school, I ended up attending the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where I majored in Applied Psychology. During my time here, I was fortunate enough to work as a Resident Assistant in the university residence halls, secretary for the Health and Wellness Center, food service worker, and more. My various experiences in my undergraduate years in addition to my graduate school career have been collectively priceless for me. They have helped contribute to my desire to continue to learn and flourish in a cultural learning environment in addition to my Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. I hope that by continuing to work at various schools and through individual tutoring, I will be able to positively influence the lives of future students in all aspects of their learning career. I realize that life is an opportunity and not an obligation. Thus, I want to make sure that I take every advantage to impart my knowledge onto the generations and citizens of the future.
My hobbies include reading comic books/graphic novels and running/lifting weights at the local gym. I also like to hang out with my friends and family.