Arminé Manukyan
Principal

Arminé Manukyan was born in Armenia into a family of educators, and has had a passion for education her entire life. She graduated from Yerevan State University with a Master’s Degree in Education and Human Development, and received her second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from UMASS Boston. She is also a licensed Principal with the MA Department of Education. Arminé became the Principal of the Erebuni Armenian School in 2008, after volunteering for many years as a teacher. While teaching, she sets high expectations for the students; she challenged them and created a positive atmosphere to make learning more fun. Arminé is a strong advocate of strengthening student-teacher-parent relations.

She has many years of educational leadership expertise and business acumen.

Ms. Manukyan’s work has been multi-faceted and student centered from the start. Her experiences as an educator, have led to the development of methods that serve to inspire and motivate students and teachers in classrooms, and beyond toward community collaboration.

She has written 3 textbooks which are being used by the teachers.

She always knew that she has passion and love for education, and working in Winchester School District helped her fall in love with school leadership. She realized once again where her heart is.

Ms. Manukyan knows every single student by first and last name. She believes that it’s a real positive, personal way to connect with the students.

Alina Khudaverdyan

Alina Khudaverdyan
Teacher

I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences. I have 8 years of teaching experience in Armenia and US. And I began at Erebuni Armenian School in 2011. I had my internship and gained my practical experience in Yeghishe. Charents School in Yerevan, where I used to teach English. Also, I provided English private classes in Armenia, and I provide Armenian private classes in the US.

My goal as a teacher is to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate atmosphere for all students, attend to children’s basic needs, create safe and nurturing learning environment, organize and lead activities such as arts and crafts, reading, singing, and dancing, care about my students by forming personal connections with them beyond the lessons I teach in the classroom.

My greatest role is to be a role model: to inspire and encourage my students to strive for greatness (despite their age), and teach them through experience and commitment how to realize their full potential to become the best they can be.

I love seeing the children’s individual development grow and blossom into unique personalities. Children are always eager to learn new challenges and I like to grow with them.

I am a mother of 2 kids, which is my most important and responsible role of my life,  and I work in teaching/education field because of my love for children. My favorite things to do with the children are reading to them, art, science, outdoor play.

I enjoy cooking, shopping and traveling with my family.

“A great teacher can leave an indelible mark that lasts a lifetime, and for many of us, some of our most important decisions were inspired by our teachers”.

— Alina Khudaverdyan

Ani Baghdasaryan
Teacher

My name is Ani Baghdasaryan. I was born in Yerevan. I moved to Boston this year, in 2021. I am very glad to be a part of Erebuni Armenian School to teach our students Armenian language. Teaching at Erebuni School is a great opportunity for me to educate an Armenian generation living abroad, transfer Armenian values, love and appreciate everything connected with the Motherland.
I graduated from the Yerevan State University Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology with a Bachelor’s degree in the field of “ Translation Studies: English language and Armenian”, and Master’s degree in the field of “English language and Literature”. After graduation from Yerevan State University, I continued my education at the Educational Police Academy and received my Master’s Degree in the field of “Jurisprudence”.
I am the author of scientific articles that have been published in the “Bulwark of law” scientific-methodical journal. Through 21012-2021 years I worked as a Lecturer at the Educational Complex of Police of the Republic of Armenia. My hobbies are: reading, traveling and discovering new cultures and ways of life. Teaching is a fun, rewarding, honorable, and important profession. I am very passionate about my job and I know that it comes with great responsibilities. I show my caring by forming relationships with my students and trying to help them find their dreams and strengths so they can believe in themselves the way I believe in them. Either way they are the future and have unlimited value. I believe that a good relationship between the teacher and her students is built on a strong foundation of mutual understanding, respect, and trust. I’ll teach them to communicate, make friends, and learn to respect people. Each teacher must help students to preserve the heritage of the Armenian people, language, culture, traditions and religion. It is a great honor to work in an Armenian school, communicate with the Armenian community.

Anush Manukyan
Teacher

My name is Anush Manukyan. I was born in Armenia. I have graduated from the Yerevan State University, the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Languages. After finishing the university, I started working at the European Academy as an English lecturer for years. Concurrently, I provided private English lessons in different educational entities as well.

After 8 years of teaching different age groups of students, I started working at the Civil Registry Office of the Ministry of Justice of Republic of Armenia as a first-class specialist and then as an acting Head of the Department.

I moved to the USA in 2020. I am very excited to join the

Erebuni Armenian school and teach the children their mother language.

I am married and a mom of two boys. My hobbies are singing, spending time with my family, as it is the biggest gift for us.

Emma Karoyan

Emma Karoyan
Teacher

I was born in Yerevan. I graduated from the Yerevan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philology in the field of translation studies: French and Armenian languages. After graduation, I continued my education at the International Scientific Educational Center of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (NAS). I graduated from Department of Psychology with honors and received my Master’s Degree in Psychology.  While in NAS, I did my internship at Stress Center, and I worked in the school with hyperactive and difficult students. I’m also certified in providing first aid and CPR.

I want to work with kids because they are real and I love them, they know how to love unconditionally. I wish that the kids lived in a world of beauty, games, stories, music and art. I’ll develop their creativity, hard work and patience.  We will focus on interactive and hands-on activities in our classroom.

I’ll teach them to communicate, make friends, and learn to respect people.  I really enjoy reading and cooking. I’m very interested in ancient architecture and can spend hours reading and researching about it.

If you have any questions, concerns that you would like to share with me, please contact me.

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Susanna Atanesyan
Teacher

I was born in Armenia. I have graduated from Yerevan State Pedagogical University, Faculty of History. After graduation, I worked as a History Teacher for 3 years in Armenia.

I don’t have kids but I love and enjoy working with them. All of my lessons had two elements. I use the “Understanding” format that involves this question: What will my students be able to do at the end of this lesson and how will they demonstrate their skills?

I have tried to make them happy and instill a love for learning. I think if you want to teach kids to do something, you should do it with them, and spark a child’s interest in a topic.

I am very excited to be a part of Erebuni Armenian School, and hope to positively influence all my students to love learning.

Lilit Petrosyan
Teacher

I am a graduate of Yerevan State Linguistic University named after Valery Bryusov (Romance-Germanic Faculty)

I have gained my teaching experience doing my practicum at the public schools in Yerevan.

I am delighted to be a part of  Erebuni Armenian School to teach our students about the Armenian language, literature and history.

I love working with people, especially with kids. I come from a family of educators: my grandmother was a teacher of Armenian Language and Literature, my dad is an engineer, my mom is a biochemist and my sister is a linguist. I love and enjoy being a parent. I love the nature, love my community and I love to recite Armenian Poetry.

I have one daughter.

Mariam-Karapetyan

Mariam Karapetyan
Teacher

I am a Speech Pathologist, and prior to coming to the US, I worked as a teacher at a local school where I lived in Armenia. In addition to working at school, I provided speech and language aid to individual students who needed the services.

Coming from a family of teachers, contributed to my decision to become a teacher.

I have earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education at the Armenian State Pedagogical University.

I am married and have two children. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and reading. I have a passion working with kids, therefore, I am excited to join Erebuni Armenian School.

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Nelli Harutyunyan
Teacher

Bio coming soon.

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Olga Movsisyan
Teacher

My name is Olga Shahbazyan. I am delighted to be part of the St. James Erebuni Armenian School.

I was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia. After graduating the high school, I decided to study languages, mainly English, Russian and German. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages and Social Sciences and graduated with High Honors. I started working with kids while doing my internship in some of the public schools of Armenia. Throughout my college years I started tutoring kids and after graduating had the privilege to have a few private students who were interested in learning English. I moved to Boston in 2005.

When my daughter started attending the the St.James Erebuni Armenian School I felt like I had to help the school in some kind of a way. Moreover, I wanted to give back to the community and be part of it. Started as a substitute teacher and loved it, since I had the chance to teach pretty much all the grades. I love working with these amazing and talented students since I get to see how they start without even knowing the Armenian letters and later they are ready to graduate the school knowing so much about their language, their heritage, history and motherland. Being a teacher is not an easy job! You have to be a role model for them and you have to show your own passion towards your history and culture so you can inspire them. My goal is to try and help them grow into loving our mother language, our rich history, customs, and be proud members of the Armenian community. It takes time and a lot of effort to implant the first “seeds” and watch them “grow” but the outcome is what we work so hard for.

I am a mother of two kids who are also students in this amazing school. I spend my free time with my family and friends. My hobbies are reading, dancing, going to the beach on beautiful summer days and enjoying life. I love traveling and experiencing different cultures, their food and customs.

I feel blessed to have the opportunity to teach such a beautiful and talented generation of kids and I am hoping that one day some of these amazing students will come back to Erebuni School as teachers themselves.

Gohar Markosyan

Gohar Markosyan
Teacher

Bio coming soon.

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