I am currently the principal of a K-6
elementary Armenian dual immersion school, first one of its kind
internationally. Previously I served as the district administrator coordinating
curriculum and instruction, professional development, and state & federal
categorical programs. Prior to this, I was an Assistant Principal, Teacher
Specialist/Reading Coach, and taught at the elementary level for several years.
I first began working in the school district as a bilingual education assistant
and a duty supervisor.
At the Chapter level, I have served two
biennia as Chapter President, and several years as the Communications Chair. At
the Area level, I served as the Legislative Chair and later as the Area IX
Director in 2011-2013. I have completed one biennium as the Chairman of the
Early Career Educators Committee, renamed in 2016 as Support Team for Emerging Professionals and am excited about continuing this work
into another biennium. Most recently, I have had the honor of participating in
the Society's Golden Gift Leadership Management Seminar at the University of Texas
in Austin, representing the Golden Gift Class of 2014.
Chapter: Epsilon Omicron Area: XIV
Professionally, I taught in the Garden GroveUnifiedSchool District from 1974 to 2011 at both junior and senior high. I taught SDC,
English (honors-basic & ESL).
I was the Title One Coordinator and the Activities Director at LosAmigosHigh School from
1994-2011. At the Chapter level, I have served as Corresponding and
Recording Secretary, 1st Vice President, and
President. Currently, I am the Chapter Treasurer. My ChiState
involvement has been serving as Area XIV Director 2013-2015.
Chapter: Zeta Zeta Area: III
I have over 32 years as an educator which includes the following: Elementary Principal,
Middle School Vice Principal, High School AP, and District GATE Coordinator. I’ve taught at the Elementary and
Middle school levels K-6. At
the Chapter Level, I was initiated in 2002 and have served as Co-President,
Parliamentarian, Program, Recruitment Grant, Membership Chair, Co Secretary,
and Corresponding Secretary. My
ChiState Leadership Team experience
includes serving as the Area III
Director, Chi State Executive Secretary, Nominations Committee, and Membership
Committee. I currently serve on the Support Team for Emerging Professionals (STEP). For DKG International, I have served as a member of the DKG International
Executive Board as Chi State Executive Secretary.
Epsilon Phi Area: VIII
I have been a preschool teacher and a 3rd through 8th grade teacher
specializing in math and marine science. I also acted as a magnet school
gifted coordinator/assistant principal and UCLA teacher trainer for National
Science Foundation Marine Science program teaching labs and wrote a lab book. At
the Chapter level, I have been Corresponding and Recording Secretary along with
President for many years. I have also been a mini conference chair. My
Area level involvement includes Treasurer and Area VIII Director. For DKG California, I served as the Area VIII Director and Support Team for Emerging Professionals (STEP).