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Scherezade Tarar

Scherezade Tarar

M.S. in Teaching & Curriculum '12

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan

What have you done since leaving Syracuse, and what are you doing now (personally and/or professionally)?
I am a mother of two girls and married to a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, Maxwell school, Syracuse University. I was at Syracuse University on Fulbrght Scholarship and returned immediately to Pakistan on completion of my program. On returning, I was offered to head Leadership development cell at Beaconhouse School System which has over 247,000 students in nine countries and is one of the largest private school networks in the world. As Leadership Cell ManagerI worked closely with school heads to facilitate and guide them in initiating school based professional development programs. Along with that, I designed and delivered Professional Development courses for school heads. Currently I am working as a Senior Manager School Improvement at Beaconhouse, along with that I am Cambridge (CIE) accredited trainer and program leader for Beaconhouse to design and deliver CIE profession! All development qualifications, namely diploma in Educational Leadership.

When you describe your time at Syracuse to colleagues/friends, what do you say?
I had a time of my life! It was an amazing experience, academically, professionally and personally. I made many friends and the learning acquired has helped me develop and grow. It was at the School of Education that I realized that learning is incomplete till theory is applied to practice. The beautiful campus, amazing faculty and everlasting memories; Syracuse is a complete package!

How did Syracuse University, or the people at Syracuse help shape your future? What were some valuable lessons learned, or memorable bits of advice received?
Syracuse and its people made me realize how important it is to embrace differences and make people feel welcome and accepted. My professors and advisors were all extremely helpful and we're always there for me. At Syracuse one learns that the teachers job is not just to deliver a lecture rather be available to handle emotional tantrums, provide advice and make learning FUN!

Do you have any advice for current students or recent graduates?
Savor and treasure every minute of your time at Syracuse University as each second, in and out of class, you will be learning something valuable.