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Saeed Sarani

Executive Director

Coalition for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education in Oklahoma (CASMEO)

Phone: (405) 570-0523

Mr. Saeed Sarani, M.Ed., M.B.A., is an experienced Grants and Sponsorships consultant, STEAM Innovator and Educational Analyst, having been awarded nearly ten million in funding. Presently, he works as the Manager of Development for the Oklahoma Transit Association. Mr. Sarani has extensive experience with the creation of seamless collaborations among communities, education personnel, and business members. He is an active leader and STEAM mentor with over twenty years of experience working with Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics programs statewide. He has actively taught or worked in several roles and areas in the education community and been instrumental implementing several initiatives such as: Oklahoma Elementary Mathematics Education Specialist Certification Initiative; Gifted and Talented Education Specialist Certification Initiative; Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education in Oklahoma Statewide, Oklahoma STEM State of Mind Act focusing on creation of STEM Community initiatives; Oklahoma Women in STEM Conference; and many others. Additionally, he has over fifteen years of experience reviewing and improving the practical application and systemic use of data to improve faculty and student experiences in educational settings. Mr. Sarani’s prior works have been successfully awarded for his creation of awareness trauma and resilience such as successful funding from the U.S. Department of Justice to meet the needs of district and schools. He also serves as Executive Director for a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, CASMEO. CASMEO is focused on providing an outlet through STEAM to boost children’s self-confidence, specifically for those who have experienced trauma. CASMEO believes in changing the course of children’s lives by being that “one person” who made a difference and implementing new projects for the betterment of the community and future workforce. Some of Mr. Sarani’s professional articles and papers are; • Collaborative Work-Publication: Howard, R. E., Sarani, S., & Woods, J. (2009) “Formulating a State Approach to Professional Development”, The Journal of Mathematics and Science Vol 11, pg 223, © Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition • OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE; Article Interview, April 22, 2016 “Underrepresented, But Rising: Women in STEM” • Oklahoma Horizon TV: INTERVIEW, Spring 2014