Shahin Pamatmat


Shahin Pamatmat
Shahin Pamatmat
Available By Appointment Only

I am an educator, advocate, graduate student, and Baba. When I am not teaching, researching, or doing special education advocacy work, I enjoy playing with my precocious, wonderful daughter, purposely singing my wife’s favorite songs off-tempo and out of key, and watching Star Trek (mostly Deep Space Nine).

Recently, I have (restarted) studying and playing chess, and have just started learning Bridge.

Current reads:

  • Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment, James Charlton (1998)
  • Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Gloria E. Anzaldúa (1987)
  • The Fifth Season, N.K Jemisin, (2015)
  • Ph.D – Education with Emphasis in Feminist Theory & Research, University California, Davis (In Progress)
  • MA – Special Education, Sonoma State University (2019)
  • BA – Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University (2011)
Academic Interests

My academic interests include disability education studies, theories of embodiment, feminist theory and research, & critical youth participatory action research.


Special Education, Universal Design for Learning, Pre-Service Educator Supervision


Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate):  Lawrence Jones Middle School, 2016 – 2017; Windsor High School, 2017 – 2019; Cali Calmécac Language Academy, 2017 – 2018; Dunham Elementary School, 2019 – 2021

Guest Lecturer: Sonoma State University, 2020 – Present.

Disability & Special Education Advocate, 2015 – Present.

Research: Data collection and analysis for Paths 2 the Future for All Study; a study measuring the effectiveness of a career and college readiness curriculum for underserved youth.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Pamatmat, S. (2020). Case Study: Christopher. In Mahdavi, J. N., A Teacher's Guide to Progress Monitoring: Track Goals to Refine Instruction for All Students. Brookes Publishing.