Director of Finance and Operations
Farnaz earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Azad University in Tehran, Iran, and she has also completed additional coursework in Managerial and Financial Accounting at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is currently the business manager at Drew School, a 9-12th grade school in San Francisco. Farnaz’s work experience began many years ago when she ran her own small floral design and ceramics business. She has over 20 years of experience in non-profit finances, working as the accounting and human resources manager at ODC Dance and as a senior accountant at Menlo School prior to her work at Drew.
She is committed to bringing her business acumen to schools in particular. She says, “My interest in this position stems from my love of schools, where I am able to make a difference in not only students’ lives but the community as a whole. SFS, in particular, is close to my heart as I have lived in the Portola neighborhood for the past 18 years and witnessed the impact that SFS has had in the neighborhood and the community.” Her references also shared how much being in a school brings her joy and how she understands the importance of the business office in fulfilling the mission of the school.