Naveed Hasan’s family immigrated to New York City in the early 1980s where he attended Brooklyn public schools in District 21 (PS 99K, IS 239K, HS 525K). This foundation set the stage for an education at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Macroeconomics and an Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence & Computer Vision.
Naveed’s academic background provides knowledge to guide technology policy & implementation in order to facilitate teaching, learning and school organization. Macroeconomics helps answer questions about the amount and distribution of resources — financial, personnel, space, instructional programs — in very large systems such as NYC Public Schools.
Naveed is an independent consultant and entrepreneur. He was elected twice to serve on Community Education Council District 3, most recently as its treasurer and chair of its Multilingual Committee. He also continues to serve as chair of PS 145M The Bloomingdale School’s Title I Parent Advisory Council, where he works to improve public education for all students by addressing socioeconomic issues impacting them, such as housing, after school, tutoring, immigration & refugee status, linguistically responsive mental health & academic intervention services and caretaker employment & child care.
Naveed’s first language is Urdu, followed by English learned in NYC Public Schools and a good working knowledge of Russian. He is a steadfast advocate of multilingual fluency, with learning starting as early as possible in a child's upbringing and continuing throughout their educational life. This has helped him personally develop and flourish in an increasingly globalized world and he feels it is his responsibility to pay it forward to the current generation of students by strongly supporting existing school language programs and helping the system provide multilingual literacy for all.
It is Naveed’s core belief that education is a public & common good and community systems that work best are shared in their use, governance & sense of ownership by a broad cross section of society. He looks forward to continuing his work for every student of NYC Public Schools.