Faculty & Staff


Aida Aghaian

Biography Aida Aghaian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2003. She received her B.A. Degree in Armenian Language and Literature with an emphasis on child development from Armenian Public University of Yerevan. She has also taught Armenian at schools in Tehran, Iran assuming the role of principal of the after school Armenian program.
Department Armenian (Eastern)
Grades 1, 2, 3
Position Teacher: Language
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x839


Alice Harutunian

Biography Alice Harutunian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2007. She has completed her Armenian Studies in Iran, earned an accounting certificate from Glendale Community College, and has studied art for many years in Adel Private Studios.
Department N/A
Grades 2, 3
Position Teacher Assistant
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x840


Alina Ananian

Biography Alina Ananian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2013.She is a proud graduate of Chamlian Armenian School. Alina received her B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Political Science from UCLA. She has been heavily involved in Homenetmen's scouting division and has a passion for working with kids.
Department N/A
Grades 1, 2, 3
Position Teacher Assistant
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Phone (818) 957-3398


Anahid Choulakian

Biography Anahid Choulakian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1986. She has attended Frances King Secretarial College for three years in London, England, where she received her A.A. as well as her vocational degree in Greg Shorthand and secretarial duties. She has also taken courses in Business Administration at Woodbury University. Prior to working at Chamlian, she had been employed as an executive secretary at a Japanese Firm, Mitsui in Iran.
Department N/A
Grades 0
Position Media Resource Coordinator; Receptionist
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x224


Andre Agazaryan

Biography Andre Agazaryan has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2001. He has earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science from California State University San Marcos.
Department Information Technology
Grades 7, 8
Position IT Coordinator/Computer Teacher
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x204


Ani Berberian

Biography Ani Berberian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1989. She holds a B.A. Degree in Armenian Studies (Diploma of Oriental Studies) from St. Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon. Miss Berberian also serves as the Armenian Club's advisor.
Department Armenian (Western)
Grades 5, 6, 8
Position Teacher: Language (6, 8)/History (5)/Religion (5); Armenian Club Advisor
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x811


Ani Kachbalian

Biography Ani Kachbalian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2009. She is a proud Chamlian graduate, and is devoted to the school's mission. She received her Master's and Bachelor's degrees in English from California State University Northridge, and soon she will complete her Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing.
Department English
Grades 3
Position Teacher: All Subjects
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x853


Anita Torosian

Biography Anita Torosian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2004. She has previously taught in 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms. Mrs. Torosian received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, an M.A. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, along with a California Multiple Subject Clear Credential from Pepperdine University. She has also obtained an M.A. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and a California Tier I Administrative Credential.
Department Administration/English
Grades 0
Position Elementary Academic Director; Booster Club Advisor; English Department Chairperson
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x205


Annette Baghdasarian

Biography Annette Baghdasarian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2008. She has previously taught 6th grade and 3rd grade at the Glendale Unified School District, and has also served as a Teacher Specialist. Mrs. Baghdasarian received her B.A. in Art and Design from UCLA, her California Multiple-Subject Clear Teaching Credential from Cal State Los Angeles, and her M.A. in Education from UCLA.
Department Administration
Grades 0
Position Middle School Academic Director
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x116


Annie Berberian

Biography Annie Berberian has been employed a Chamlian Armenian School since 2012. She is currently working towards her Bachelors Degree in Child Development. She has had 4 years experience working with children and is passionate about pursuing a career in education.
Department N/A
Grades 1, 2
Position Teacher Assistant
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Annie Kurkjian

Biography Annie Kurkjian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2009. She received her B.A. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Ethnic Studies and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Northridge.
Department English
Grades 3
Position Teacher: All Subjects
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x819


Anoush Mangassarian

Biography Anoush Mangassarian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1996. She first served as a PSC member for 4 years and was then promoted to the Chairperson of PSC for an additional 4 years. She was then hired as the Resource Specialist/Textbook Coordinator. In 2008, she was promoted to Manager of Operations/Facilities. Mrs. Mangassarian has brought 12 years of banking and management experience to Chamlian Armenian School.
Department Administration
Grades 0
Position Manager of Operations
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x223


Ara Kazandjian

Biography Ara Kazandjian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2012. He studied Armenian Studies and Literature in Venice, Italy at Mourad Rapaelian College and University of Venice, and received his B.A. in Armenian Studies from the University of La Verne. Mr. Kazandjian has been a part of the editorial staff at Asbarez Newspaper for 6 years, and has taught Armenian language, literature, history and Hai Tad to 5th-12th grade students at Ferrahian Armenian High School for 20 years.
Department Armenian (Western)
Grades 6, 7
Position Teacher: Language/History/Religion
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x807


Arax Zarzavatjian

Biography Arax Zarzavatjian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1980. For the past 16 years, she has headed the Western Armenian Department. She is a graduate of Karen Yeppe Djemaran and holds a B.A. degree in Armenian Studies.
Department Armenian (Western)
Grades 4, 5, 7
Position Teacher: Language; Armenian Department Chairperson
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x855


Arda Kassabian

Biography Arda Kassabian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2006. She holds a B.S. degree in Biochemistry, from California State University, Los Angeles. She graduated in the summer of 1999, and soon after started her professional career working for Diagnostic Products Corporation. Mrs. Kassabian was hired as a science laboratory assistant, and later promoted to a supervisory position to manage laboratory technicians and oversee their work.
Department Science
Grades 5, 6, 8
Position Teacher: Science
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x851


Arda Sosikian

Biography Arda Roumian Sosikian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1990. She graduated from the Armenian Evangelical School and later attended the Lebanese National Music Conservatory of Beirut, where she obtained a Master's degree in the European and Armenian Opera section. Mrs. Sosikian has performed in many concerts as a solo vocal performer in countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait and the United States.
Department N/A
Grades 1, 2
Position Teacher Assistant
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x850


Armenik Hayrapetian

Biography Armenik Hayrapetian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1987. She holds an Associate's Degree in Education and a B.A. in Bilingual Teacher Education (Armenian Emphasis). Mrs. Hayrapetian has also attended St. Joseph University and received her certificate in Elementary Education.
Department Armenian (Eastern)
Grades 1, 2, 3
Position Teacher: Language
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x823


Armig Panossian

Biography Armig Panossian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2010. She received her Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Cal State Northridge and immediately pursued her Master's Degree at U.S.C. with an emphasis on Urban Teaching/Education. Miss Panossian also holds a Single Subject Credential in English and earned her TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate while teaching in Mexico in 2008. Armig has experience teaching English to both middle and high school students. She grew up learning English, Armenian, and Spanish, gaining a broad concept of language. She is passionate toward the field of education and enjoys working with children of all ages.
Department English/Social Studies
Grades 5
Position Teacher: English/Social Studies
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x818


Arpi Babakhanyan

Biography Arpi Babakhanyan has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2007. She has been in the field of education for many years. She started her journey in 2004 receiving a full scholarship for basketball to Menlo University. She received her B.A. in Liberal Arts with a concentration in humanities in 2006. She has worked as a basketball coach at various schools. Mrs. Babakhanyan has a great deal of passion and dedication for instilling an understanding of the importance of physical fitness in her young students.
Department Physical Education
Grades 1, 2
Position PE Teacher; Teacher Assistant
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x835


Arpi Dabbaghian

Biography Arpi Dabbaghian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2012. She is a graduate of Karen Yeppe Djemaran, and holds an Associate in Arts Degree in Armenian Studies from Mekhitarian College in Aleppo, Syria. Mrs. Dabbaghian has 24 years of experience as an elementary teacher, teaching Armenian language and Armenian history. She has also served as the director of Camp Zavarian in Montrose, California since 2008.
Department Armenian (Western)
Grades 2, 3, 5
Position Teacher: Language
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x848


Arpik Ananian

Biography Arpik Ananian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1977. She graduated with a B.A. degree in Foreign Translation from Farah University in Tehran. Prior to her move to the United States, she served as the executive secretary/translator for the Military Attache in the Korean Embassy, after which she served as the executive secretary/translator for the Indonesian Ambassador in the Indonesian Embassy.
Department Administration
Grades 0
Position Administrative Assistant
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x115


Arshak Ghaloosian

Biography Arshak Ghaloosian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1985. He attended the National University of Iran in Tehran and obtained a B.A. in mathematics and philosophical logic. In order to pursue a higher education leading to a Master's degree, he left Iran for England and studied at Manchester University. After two years, he completed his course of studies in the above mentioned fields. He also did a comprehensive research in existential philosophy and psychoanalysis with respect to phenomenology. While he was a student at Manchester University, he was helping out and teaching those students who were doing research or intending to obtain a bachelor's degree. He also taught at some schools in Tehran. Mr. Ghaloosian is the Math Dept. Chair and teaches Mathematics at Chamlian.
Department Mathematics
Grades 7, 8
Position Teacher; Math Department Chairperson
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x821


Arusiag Boggs

Biography Arusiag Boggs has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2006. She received her B.A. in History from California State University, Northridge. She continued her education at Pacific Oaks College where she obtained her Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential and M.A. in Human Development. Mrs. Boggs is the Social Studies department chair.
Department English/History
Grades 6, 8
Position Teacher: English (6)/Social Studies (6)/History (8); Social Studies Department Chairperson
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x825


Betty Ghazarian

Biography Betty Ghazarian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1996. She attended Aleppo College and graduated with a Syrian Baccalaureate degree. She also received her nursing degree from American University of Beirut and worked at the AUB Medical Center as a registered nurse in the orthopedic surgical unit. She moved back to Aleppo and was employed by the Jinishian Memorial Program as a school nurse where she was responsible for eleven Armenian Schools.
Department N/A
Grades 2, 3
Position Teacher Assistant
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x822


Caroline Tufenkian

Biography Caroline Tufenkian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2005. She received a M.A. in Art History from California State University, Northridge with an emphasis in Armenian Art, a passion of hers for many years. Ever since then she has created shows and promoted Armenian artists in various venues. She travels to Armenia regularly where she seeks new artists. Mrs. Tufenkian served on the Glendale Arts Strategy Task Force, worked closely with the Brand Library, and has collaborated with the J. Paul Getty for the Armenian Family Festival. Prior to Chamlian, her teaching experience includes holding workshops for elementary grade children. Caroline has been asked to join the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Boston.
Department Art
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Position Teacher: Art
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x861


Evelyn Butler

Biography Evelyn Keshishian-Butler has been teaching at Chamlian Armenian School since 2003. She is a teacher and also the advisor for student council. Mrs. Evelyn graduated from Cal State Northridge in 2000 with a BS in Health Education/Science and a Minor in Biology.
Department Social Studies
Grades 5, 6, 7
Position Teacher: Social Studies; Student Council Advisor
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x836


Garine Joukadarian

Biography Garine Joukadarian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2005. She studied at Melankton and Haig Arslanian Djemaran and graduated with high honors. In 1998, she got her degree in Accounting and graduated with honors. Mrs. Joukadarian is working toward completing the "Armenian Certification Program" sponsored by The Board of Regents of Prelacy Armenian Schools.
Department Armenian (Western)
Grades 1, 2, 3
Position Teacher: Language/History/Religion
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x829


Hasmig Demirjian

Biography Hasmig Demirjian-Cozanian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2012. She is a graduate of Karen Jeppe Gemaran and holds a B.A. in Business and Economics from Aleppo University. Mrs. Demirjian-Cozanian has also served as a member of the Board of Regents of Armenian Prelacy Schools in Aleppo for many years.
Department Armenian (Western)
Grades 1, 2, 3, 4
Position Teacher: Language (4); Teacher Assistant (1, 2, 3)
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x820


Helen Akbari

Biography Helen Akbari has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2004. She has extensive teaching background in the preschool, elementary, and middle school levels. She received her degree in Armenian Studies from Hayrenagidagan in Tehran, Iran. She also has an Associate of Science degree in Child Development.
Department Art
Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Position Teacher: Art; Teacher Assistant
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x824


Hooshik Garabedian

Biography Hooshik Garabedian, a proud graduate of Chamlian Armenian School, has been employed at Chamlian since 2005. Mrs. Hooshik received her B.A. in Psychology (Cognitive Sciences) from University of California, Irvine. She also holds a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Northridge.
Department English
Grades 1
Position Teacher: All Subjects
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x828


Hovsep Movsessian

Biography Hovsep Movsessian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2014. He has learned Computer Programming and Operating Systems at the IBM Education Center in Tehran.
Department Information Technology
Grades 0
Position IT Coordinator Assistant
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x129


Hrepsime Karayan

Biography Hrepsime Karayan has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2005. Mrs. Karayan has over 30 years of teaching experience. She graduated from Neshan Palandjian Jemaran High School and pursued her teaching within this academy, Mekhetarist School in Cyprus, and at Nareg Armenian School. Mrs. Karayan has further developed her teaching skills and traits by taking courses in Child Development and Psychology.
Department N/A
Grades 0
Position Teacher Assistant
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x841


Ida Karayan

Biography Dr. Ida Karayan, a licensed psychotherapist, has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2008. She has worked both with Chamlian Armenian School and Tufenkian Armenian Pre-school for almost two decades. Her relationship with Tufenkian started in 1992, early on in the school's history when it was called St. Mary's as the Director. Dr. Karayan has also worked with severely mentally ill patients at Glendale Adventist and Las Encinas hospitals, served as council member for the City of Pasadena for over four years, and is or has been an active member in numerous organizations such as CASPS (California Association for Students in Public Schools), the ARS (Armenian Relief Society), and the Western Prelacy Educational Council and Board of Regents. Dr. Karayan has her own private psychotherapy practice of over 20 years in Glendale, teaches, and is a consultant for a number of private and public schools.
Department N/A
Grades 0
Position Psychologist
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Ida Martin

Biography Ida Martin has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2013. Mrs. Martin received her B.A. in Armenian language and literature from Isfahan University in Iran. She was also granted a single subject teaching credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Before joining the Chamlian family, Mrs. Martin served as an Eastern Armenian language teacher at Ararat Charter School for K-4th grade, and also worked at the Glendale Unified School District as a bilingual assistant for the Armenian Flag program. Mrs. Martin has taught Armenian language and history at the elementary and middle school levels at Koushesh and Rostom Elementary/Middle schools from 1992-2005, and has served as the Assistant Principal at Rostom Elementary and Middle School from 2005-2006.
Department Armenian (Eastern)
Grades 2, 3, 5
Position Teacher: Language (5); Teacher Assistant (2, 3)
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Phone (818) 957-3398


Irene Nikoghossian

Biography Coach Irene Nikoghossian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1982. She graduated from the University of Tehran with a degree in Physical Education and started teaching in the medical college of the same university as a P.E. instructor. Then she became the head coach of the women's basketball team and a coordinator for all sports game program. She is a certified college level basketball coach as well as certified basketball referee. She was a member and the captain of the Women's National Team. She played in many national basketball games.
Department Physical Education
Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Position Teacher/Coach
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x341


Komitas Torosian

Biography Rev. Komitas Torosian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2008. He received his early education at the Getronagan Azgayeen Dbrots in New Julfa. He took part at the Sourp Amenaprkich Vank's choir and became the chairperson of its board. Rev. Torosian was also one of the founding members of New Julfa's Ararat Youth Division. In 1987, he attended the theological seminary in Antilias, Lebanon. He was ordained as a priest in 1989 in New Julfa, Iran. He was then reassigned to St. Mary's Apostolic Church in Glendale, CA .
Department Religion (Eastern)
Grades 7, 8
Position Teacher: Religion
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x863


Lara Hovsepian

Biography Lara Hovsepian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2010. She is a proud graduate of Mesrobian Armenian School. She received her B.A. in Child Development from California State University of Los Angeles and continued her education at Point Loma University where she obtained her PPS Credential and an M.A. in Educational Counseling.
Department Administration
Grades 0
Position Communications Coordinator
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x120


Lara Mardirosian

Biography Lara Mardirosian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2013. She is a proud alumni of Chamlian Armenian School and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Relations from UCLA. Throughout high school and while attaining her undergraduate degree, Lara has worked as a private tutor and a Saturday School instructor for grades K through 12.
Department Technology
Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Position Teacher: Computer
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Phone (818) 957-3398


Lida Gevorkian

Biography Lida Gevorkian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1996. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics in addition to a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics and Science. She has been the Science Fair coordinator and also Science Department Chair since 2001. Mrs. Gevorkian was one of the ten members of JAC (Judges Advisory Committee) at California State Science Fair for two years as well as a member of PARC (Project Abstract Review Committee) for 5 years. She has also served as a judge in both California State Science Fair and Los Angeles County Science Fair since 2001. As of 2008, she has been honored to become a member of the Los Angeles County Science Fair Committee. Mrs. Gevorkian has been under contract by Glendale Unified School District since 2001 teaching high school math during summer sessions.
Department Science/Mathematics
Grades 7, 8
Position Teacher: Science (8) and Math (7, 8); Science Department Chairperson
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x202


Linet Aboolian

Biography Linet Aboolian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2010. She received her B.A. degree in Armenian Language and Literature from Tehran Azad University. She also holds a post graduate certificate in Armenian Studies from the Armenian Diocese of Tehran. For many years, she has taught Armenian language & culture to different grade levels in Tehran. Due to her innovative teaching techniques, Mrs. Aboolian's 8th grade students held the first place title in Armenian literature competitions for five consecutive years.
Department Armenian (Eastern)
Grades 1, 3, 4
Position Teacher: Language (4); Teacher Assistant (1, 3)
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Phone (818) 957-3398


Liza Baghoyan

Biography Liza Baghoyan has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2012. She received her B.A. in Human Development with an emphasis on Children's Services, and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, San Marcos. Miss Baghoyan's deep-seated love for children and commitment to education drive her passion for teaching.
Department English
Grades 3
Position Teacher: All Subjects
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x860


Lori Pogarian

Biography Lori Pogarian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2014. She received her B.A. in Communicative Disorders - Speech Pathology from California State University Northridge. Lori has been a scout leader through Homenetmen scouting for many years and enjoys working with children. She is dedicated and passionate and plans to become a speech pathologist.
Department N/A
Grades 1, 2
Position Teacher Assistant
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Phone (818) 957-3398


Louisa Golshan

Biography Louisa Golshan, 'Mrs. Lou', has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2008. She received her B.A. in Liberal Studies with a concentration on Mathematics from CSUN and her M.A. in Education and Technology. Mrs. Lou has taught children in different grade levels. Her focus has always been to expand her teaching skills and child development practices.
Department Mathematics/Social Studies
Grades 5, 6, 7
Position Teacher: Math (6, 7)/Social Studies (5)
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x852


Marlene Degirmendjian

Biography Marlene Degirmendjian, a proud graduate of Chamlian Armenian School, has been employed at Chamlian since 2010. Mrs. Marlene received her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies along with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University Los Angeles. While in college, she worked as a tutor, teacher's assistant, and instructional assistant. She has experience teaching both kindergarten and fifth grade.
Department English
Grades 5
Position Teacher: English/Social Studies
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x809


Nathalie Karimian

Biography Nathalie Karimian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2012. She received her B.A. degree in Political Science with a minor in Armenian Studies from UCLA, and is currently working on her M.Ed in Educational Psychology at Pepperdine University. She has been involved in many youth programs and continues to be heavily involved as a leader with Homenetmen Glendale "Ararat" Chapter's Scouting Division.
Department English
Grades 2
Position Teacher: All Subject
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Phone (818) 957-3398


Nazeli Shahinian

Biography Nazeli Shahinian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1989. Currently, she serves as the registrar.
Department Administration
Grades 0
Position Registrar
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x114


Nora Bairamian

Biography Nora Roumian Bairamian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1986. She graduated from the Beirut National Conservatory of Music and attended Master Classes in Piano and Chamber Music at the Academy International of Music in Nice -France. She received a scholarship from the Jeunesse Musicale Du Liban to attend Master Classes in Brussels, later became a piano teacher and the head of the Piano dept. at the Tekelian School of Music. She was also a music teacher at the Nshan Palandjian Jemaran in Beirut. Mrs. Bairamian has performed in many countries such as Belgium, France, Kuwait, Lebanon and the United States. Her experience also includes teaching private piano lessons since 1985.
Department Music
Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Position Teacher: Music
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x808


Nounik Amirian

Biography Nounik Amirian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1989. She is a graduate from Isfahan University with a B.A. in Armenian language and Literature. She has taken a few courses at Mashtotz Armenian College mainly in methodology and computer technology to further develop her skills in the field of teaching.
Department Armenian (Eastern)
Grades 4
Position Teacher: ASL
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x802


Rita Kaprielian

Biography Rita Kaprielian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1991. In 2000, she was promoted to Assistant to the Principal and later to Vice Principal of Chamlian School. She has taught English Language and Literature at Levon and Sophia Hagopian College in Beirut, Lebanon. She has also taught Social Studies and has served as the Social Studies Department Chair. Mrs. Kaprielian holds a B.A. in History, and an M.A. in Educational Administration. She also has a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Studies and an Administrative Credential.
Department Administration
Grades 0
Position Vice Principal
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x113


Rosemary Boyadjian

Biography Rosemary Boyadjian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2005. She attended Armenian schools both in Lebanon and in the United States. She obtained her B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University of Northridge. Her teaching experience ranges from Pre-Kindergarten to High School.
Department English
Grades 4
Position Teacher: All Subjects
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x812


Rozik Khachatoorian

Biography Rozik Khachatoorian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2008. She is a graduate of Tovamasian Armenian High School in Iran. She received her degree in Arts & Culture from 'K. Abovyan' State University of Yerevan in 2002. She has taught Armenian language & culture for many years to elementary and junior high students in Tehran, Iran.
Department N/A
Grades 1, 2, 3
Position Teacher Assistant
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x834


Salby Petros

Biography Salby Petros, a proud graduate of Chamlian Armenian School, has been employed at Chamlian since 2010. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies from California State University, Northridge. She is currently working towards her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and is looking forward to a future in the field of education.
Department English
Grades 2
Position Teacher: All Subjects
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x804


Sarene Adessian

Biography Sarene Adessian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2009. She is a graduate of Chamlian and Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School. With a B.A. in Business Management and an M.A. in Writing from CSUN, Sarene spent many years working for NBC Universal. Upon the realization that teaching was her desired profession, Sarene began to pursue her California Teaching Credential and M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction at CSUN.
Department English
Grades 7, 8
Position Teacher: English
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x871


Saro Nazarian

Biography Saro Nazarian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1993. Mr. Nazarian holds a B.A. in Armenian Language and Literature and has completed single-subject teaching credential courses and M.A. courses in Cross-Cultural Education at National University. He has worked for the Voice of America (VOA) Armenian Service in Washington DC and Horizon Armenian T.V. in Glendale, CA, as a radio/T.V. journalist and broadcaster.
Department Armenian (Eastern)
Grades 6, 7, 8
Position Teacher: Language/History; Armenian Department Chairperson
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x842


Seda Batmanian

Biography Seda Batmanian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1993. She holds her B.A. in Psychology from CSUN and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.
Department Administration
Grades 0
Position School Counselor
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x333


Seda Der Mardirossian

Biography Seda Der Mardirossian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1994. Her education began at Hayagitakan where she completed the necessary credentials to pursue a career as an Armenian school teacher. She also obtained her credentials in Child Development from Mashdots College. Between the years 1975 - 1990, she taught at Rostom School. She has taught Armenian at the Maryamian Davtian Foundation. She has also published articles in Armenian Asbarez Daily and has worked as a journalist for the Cultural Advancement Division in the Homenetmen Glendale "Ararat" Chapter.
Department Armenian (Eastern)
Grades 5
Position Teacher: ASL
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x814


Seda Matevosian

Biography Seda Aykanian Matevosian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2011. She is the proud parent of two Chamlian graduates. She has previously taught K, 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades at GUSD. Ms. Matevosian has a B.A. from UCLA, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from CSULA, and a Reading Certificate from UC, Irvine.
Department English
Grades 0
Position Reading Enrichment Program Coordinator
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x859


Siran Marselian

Biography Siran Marselian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2005. She has the accounting responsibilities for Chamlian and Tufenkian Schools. She has extensive corporate accounting experience notably with Citigroup.
Department Accounting
Grades 0
Position Accountant
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x128


Stella Der Sarkissian

Biography Stella Der Sarkissian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 1986, when she established the Chamlian library. She holds a degree in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. Mrs. Der Sarkissian has worked as an assistant to librarians both at Hilltop Elementary and Portola Jr. High in Northern California. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she continued her service at the La Canada High School followed by the La Canada Public library.
Department Library
Grades 0
Position Librarian
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x222


Talin Kargodorian

Biography Dr. Talin P. Kargodorian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2014. She began her education at Chamlian as a first grader and later graduated from Alex Pilibos. She continued her education at UC Irvine and received her BA in Comparative Literature with an emphasis in Armenian literature. She then completed her Multiple Subject Credential and MA at Pepperdine University. Dr. Kargodorian also completed her Tier I, and Tier II administrative credentials through Point Loma Nazarene University and SCOE. She received her Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a focus in K-12 education from USC. Dr. Kargodorian has over 12 years of experience in education in the public and private sector. She has taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade and held a variety of administrative positions including teacher on special assignment, vice principal, and school principal.
Department Administration
Grades 0
Position Principal
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Phone (818) 957-3398


Taline Porichis

Biography Taline Porichis has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2000. She had decided during her college years that her profession of choice would be teaching and therefore secured a B.A. degree in English Literature. She has taught 1st grade (all English subjects) and 6th grade Social Studies. Mrs. Porichis attends various educational and methods conferences, in-service meetings, college classes, and seminars to keep her professional knowledge and teaching skills current.
Department English
Grades 2
Position Teacher: All Subjects
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x845


Teny Avakian

Biography Teny Avakian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2013. She earned a B.A. in Cognitive Psychology and Anthropology from UCI, and an M.A. in Education and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Pepperdine University. Miss Teny is passionate about the field of education and has experience working with children in different classroom settings.
Department English
Grades 4
Position Teacher: Computer
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Phone (818) 957-3398


Tina Barseghyan

Biography Tina Barseghyan has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2010. Her teaching career began in 1999, as a teacher's assistant for the Glendale Unified School District. Since then, she has taught 1st grade at Thomas Edison Elementary School and 6th grade at Horace Mann Elementary School. Mrs. Barseghyan received her B.A. in Sociology from UCLA, her Multiple Subject Clear Teaching Credential from California State University Northridge, and her M.A. in Educational Administration from CSUN as well.
Department English/Social Studies
Grades 6
Position Teacher: English/Social Studies
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x813


Vahan Mehrabian

Biography Vahan Mehrabian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2001. He received a B.A. degree in Armenian Studies from Isfahan State University and has completed 40 units toward a Child Development degree. After graduation, he has taught Armenian subjects in Gohar, Sahakian, and Nairi Armenian schools. In 2001, he taught all subjects at Edison Middle School.
Department Armenian (Eastern)
Grades 6, 7, 8
Position Teacher: Language/History
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x837


Vasag Sherbetdjian

Biography Coach Vasag Sherbetdjian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2009. He earned his B.S. degree in Physical Education along with a California Single Subject Physical Education Credential from California State University Northridge, and his M.A. in Educational Leadership. Coach Vasag has been actively involved in the field of physical education both as a player and a coach for various basketball teams. He strives to instill the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle in his students.
Department Physical Education
Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Position Teacher/Coach
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x341


Vazken Atmajian

Biography Rev. Vazken Atmajian has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2008. He attended the theological seminary of House of Cilicia in Antilias. In 1993, he was ordained as a married priest (Der Hair) at St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church in Hollywood, CA. Along pastoral duties, Rev. Atmajian also taught Religion and Ethics at Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian High School from 1993 to 1999. In 1999, he was reassigned to St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church in Glendale, CA.
Department Religion (Western)
Grades 7, 8
Position Teacher: Religion
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x864


Violette Abrahamians

Biography Violette Abrahamians has been employed at Chamlian Armenian School since 2012. She received her Associate Arts degree in Liberal Studies in 1995 and her Business Administration certificate in 1989. Mrs. Violette has been an active Chamlian PSC member for many years and has over 15 years of experience at the Glendale Unified School District, serving as an administrative assistant at the district office and at a local high school.
Department N/A
Grades 0
Position Receptionist
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Phone (818) 957-3398 x110

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