Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School

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Education Background
 
  • Mashdots college, Los Angeles, CA ( 1997)
  • Mekhitarian College, Aleppo -Syria ( 1984 )
  • Associate  in  Arts: Armenian Studies
 
Work Experience
 
  • Teaching Western Armenian at Chamlian
  • Managed summer camp program serving children, ages 5-13, including expenses, marketing, staff supervision, student placement, registration procedures, and delivery of services.
  • Researched and built curricula for classes in acting, cooking, arts and crafts, and educational games.
  • Conducted bi-weekly staff meetings, welcomed and incorporated feedback into program’s goals.
  • Implemented creative activities designed to nurture and improve children’s self-esteem and help them discover their natural talents and strengths.
  • Taught cooking classes, promoting team work and sparking children’s interest in world food facts, kitchen safety rules, cooking measurements, recipes, and healthy eating habits.
  • Developed and conducted interactive workshops, featuring topics on social values and interpersonal communications and encouraging individuals to share and reflect on their personal experiences.
  • Mekhitarist Fathers’ Armenian School, Tujunga, CA (1987-2011) Provided instruction to students, ages 5-12, in Armenian language, literature, and history.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans tailored to accommodate students with a wide variety of learning styles, needs, and behaviors.
  • Ensured stimulating and enjoyable learning environment through integration of fun educational  exercises and hands-on activities into lesson curricula.
  • Formed trusting relationships with parents by communicating children’s progress and collaborating  on designing individual solutions.
  • Participated in professional development workshops to enrich expertise in classroom management  techniques and technology.
  • Taught 1st ,2nd , 3rd and 5th grades Armenian Language, History and Religion.
 
Interest / hobbies:
  • Cooking 
  • Singing
  • Writing
  • Theatrical production
 
Favorite Quote:
 
"Armenian is the language to speak with God" - Lord Byron