Bekah Sabzalian

Former staff

She / Her
bekah [at]

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it.
Muhammad Ali

Bekah is driven by a desire to promote compassion, justice, representation and excellence for all students in Oregon.

Raised in rural Oregon with roots in both Portland and Eugene, Bekah loves this state! It’s that love that pushed Bekah to continually seek opportunities to assist her fellow Oregonians, especially marginalized children and families. She attended college at the University of Oregon, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in international studies, focused on human rights.

“Each person holds brilliance. The job of public education is to help uncover and develop that brilliance. I’m driven to create opportunities for our most underrepresented students to not just ‘make it,’ but to thrive and shine!”

Bekah comes to Meyer as a former educator and social worker. As a teacher with Portland Public Schools, she helped lead her school’s professional development around equity and culturally responsive teaching practices. Before teaching she served her community as an advocate for Native American students with the Native American Youth and Family Center. After graduating from college, Bekah volunteered assisting newly settled immigrant and refugee families in the Portland area with the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. Her first job was working in busy restaurants and she’s never lost her desire to work hard and  help bring a smile to people’s faces.

Bekah joined Meyer in summer, 2017.