Farhana Zia immigrated to the US from Hyderabad, India in 1967. She and her husbandlive in Framingham, Massachusetts. They have two children and three grandchildren, aged 5, 3 and 2. Zia is an elementary school teacher, and has taught grade 4 for the past 26 years. She has taught fourth grade for the past 26 years and is just as enthusiastic to be in the classroom, as she was my first year in this profession.