PASADENA, CA — On May 23, 2014, the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Armine Movsisyan as the new Principal, effective July 14, 2014. ”We are very proud of her accomplishments and are confident in her abilities to successfully lead our school,” said Mr. Sinan Sinanian, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Movsisyan has earned her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership with a focus in Teacher Education from the University of Southern California. Prior to her doctorate, she earned both her Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees in History from the University of California, Irvine.

Over the past 8 years, Dr. Movsisyan has been an integral part of the AGBU VTM school community.  She began her career as a history and social science teacher and with each passing year took on more leadership responsibilities. She has worked closely with outgoing principal Dr. Kargodorian, fellow teachers, parents, staff and students to promote academic excellence, innovation and teamwork within the school family. Founding Principal Mr. Hagop Hagopian, currently principal of AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School, will be assuming the role of Principal Advisor and will be working closely with Dr. Movsisyan.

“It is with immense pride that we promote Dr. Movsisyan to the position of Principal,” said Mr. Sinanian. “She not only has the rigorous educational qualifications that we require for such a position of responsibility, but knows and understands our AGBU mission, school culture and values, and has proven her unwavering commitment and dedication to our students and their families. We look forward to a smooth and seamless transition,” concluded Mr. Sinanian.

The AGBU VTM Board of Trustees congratulates Dr. Movsisyan on her appointment and has great confidence that she will advance the school’s mission for the benefit of its students and community.

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