AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School Հ.Բ.Ը.Մ. ՄԱՆՈՒԿԵԱՆ-ՏԵՄԻՐՃԵԱՆ ՎԱՐԺԱՐԱՆ At the crossroads of service, excellence, and cultural innovation.

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Dear Students and Families,
Welcome! I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and I’m looking forward to a happy and productive school year.
Years at AGBU-MDS:   13th Year
Certificate to Teach Western Armenian in the Diaspora, INALCO, France
BA in Faculty of Arts and Department of English Literature, University of Damascus
Computer Office Administration, Mashdots College

Heritage Language Teacher Workshop UCLA 2018

Gulbenkian Foundation's Innovative Armenian Teachers in Remote Learning Prize winner 2020

Background Information:

I was born in Damascus, Syria and grew up there in a small but very ancient Armenian community. I attended “St. Tarkmanchats” Armenian School. After high school, I graduated from the University of Damascus with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. I moved to the United States in 1999.  After settling in LA, I went to Los Angeles Community College, where I took a few child development classes, and Mashdots College, where I earned a certificate in Computerized Office and Accounting. I have worked in many places in Syria and the United States, and I have taught and worked as an administrator in my own school in Syria. I also worked at St. Gregory Armenian Church before I joined the lovely faculty of A.G.B.U. MDS

I can proudly say that my passion for all things Armenian is so great, that I spend most of my time serving our community. 
Teaching Armenian to our children is a mission. I consider it a duty to serve my Armenian Society, and contribute in preparing future Armenian generations.