Angela Hasheva is a highly accomplished educator and founder of the Bulgarian School of Seattle. With a career spanning over 31 years, she has taught French at all levels, from middle school to Advanced Placement, and has held U.S. teaching certification for nearly two decades. In addition to her work as a French teacher, Angela has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Washington Academy of Languages at City University of Seattle, where she has taught French language courses and developed curriculum.
As Founder and Director of the Bulgarian School of Seattle, Angela has been instrumental in forming partnerships with ALTA testing authorities and the Seal of Biliteracy Advisory Committees in many states across the United States. She is also an active member of the Association of Bulgarian Schools in America (ABSA), where she serves as a Pioneer and helps to increase the visibility of Bulgarian heritage language schools.
In her role as Bulgarian Professional Learning Chair, Angela collaborates in organizing professional growth opportunities for Bulgarian language teachers in local and national settings. She has been instrumental in developing the High School Language Credit Program and training for Digital Interactive Language Learning in response to adding student growth in learning and evaluations. Angela also organizes Language Proficiency classes and focuses professional growth on student performance and proficiency.
As an advocate for Bulgarian heritage language education in the United States, Angela is active on the State Board of Education in multiple states across America. She has been a member of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) her entire professional career and has been actively involved in advancing the field of French language education.
Angela holds an MBA in entrepreneurship, which enhances her ability to lead and innovate in the field of education.