Zian Mahfuz – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- This year LRHS welcomes back English teacher Sejal Desai.
Desai returned to school this year after being gone since 2015.
Not only has Desai taught at LRHS, but she is an LRHS graduate as well. She attended Lakewood Ranch from freshman to senior year, graduating in 2005.
After high school, she went to get her bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida in English and technical professional writing.
Desai taught in Thailand and South Korea for a few months before returning to LRHS in 2012 to become an English teacher. Here she taught for two years before leaving for Orlando.
In Orlando, she was a teacher at a private elementary school from 2014-2016.
Desai hopes to bring knowledge from her experiences to the ranch, “I learned how to level accommodate each individual student according to their academic and social means,” she said.
Desai came back to start a business with her fiancé.
She is happy to see that some of the old teachers are still here, even from when she first started as a student.
Being back feels like home because she grew up here with family and friends. She wants to give back to the school that offered her opportunities and is excited to return to the ranch as an English teacher.