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Namaste Dear Parents/Guardians,
My name is Sayali Amarapurkar. I have a BA in Psychology, Masters in Human Development and a Ph.D. in Family Social Science (2004, University of Minnesota). I am originally from Mumbai, India and have been living in Minnesota for last 20 years. I am excited to work as a South Asian Cultural Liaison at Edina Public Schools. In this role I will help families and students of South Asian origin (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal) find their way through the school system. I also work closely with K through 12 teachers and staff to help them understand the South Asian culture and problem solve issues surrounding South Asian students and families. I believe that a parent’s understanding of the school culture and a teacher’s understanding of the student’s home culture is a bridge that creates an effective learning environment. My job is to facilitate this understanding and problem solve. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Sayali Amarapurkar, Ph.D.
South Asian Cultural Liaison
Edina Public Schools