The Galloway School has named Dr. Beth Farokhi as interim head of school for the 2010-2011 school year. She succeeds Tom Brereton, who resigned on July 22 after a three-year tenure and the completion of Galloway’s new strategic plan.
Farokhi brings more than 30 years of education experience to The Galloway School. After six years as a public school teacher, Farokhi completed her master’s degree from Emory University and her doctorate from the University of Georgia.
She began a career as an administrator in the College of Education at Georgia State University. During her 24-year tenure at Georgia State, she served as director of curriculum development and of the faculty evaluation process and was the liaison from the Office of the Dean to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the Board of Regents.
Farokhi designed a faculty development plan for the University System of Georgia, and after her retirement, she agreed to return and successfully led the Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions department as interim head.
In 2004, Farokhi created the Georgia State University Leadership Academy for Women, a yearlong professional development program. She was a co-principal investigator for the Integrating Gender Equity and Reform grant, a National Science Foundation collaborative with five higher education campuses. She has spent the past five years as a consultant and continues to be in demand as a thought leader on educational issues.
Farokhi and her husband, Dr. Nasrolah Farokhi, are familiar with Galloway’s philosophy as parents of two Galloway alumni, Amir ’96* and Arman ’98.