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Suzy Bardakjian
Teaches PreK II Red Homeroom; PreK II Armenian
Grade(s) PreK II
  • Joined Merdinian in 1983
  • AA with a focus in Child Development
  • Over 30 years of teaching experience
I emigrated from Lebanon to the United States in my teenage years. I am happily married and a mother of two Merdinian alumni. I also enjoy cooking, baking, needlework, and nature.

There are pre-schools everywhere, but Merdinian is unique—it is an Armenian Evangelical school. I love teaching chapel in the mornings and instilling Christian truths and values in the children. 

Armine Kiramichyan
Teaches PreK II Blue Homeroom, PreK II English
Grade(s) PreK II

* Joined Merdinian in 2015

* BA in Child Development

* 8 years of teaching experience

* It is a privilege to watch a child grow from a seed into a flower.  Every child is unique and therefore, it s the teacher's duty to improvise the proper approach to help the child succeed.  I believe in providing a supportive learning environment that is safe, creative, and open so that the child learns the important aspects of developing and fostering positive relationships with others.

Sossie Mahseredjian
Teaches PreK I Red Homeroom
Grade(s) PreK I Red
  • Joined Merdinian in 2000 as a parent (my two children are alumni of Merdinian) and in 2005 as a teacher
  • Participated in Child Education courses
  • Preschool teacher, Karassoun Manoug Armenian school, Beirut, Lebanon, 1988-1993

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marine Petrosyan
Teaches PreK II Yellow Homeroom, PreK II Math and Art
Grade(s) PreK II
  • Joined Merdinian in 2006
  • AA Degreein Child Development
  • 7 years as teacher assistant, Ferrahian School
In 1986 I moved to Los Angeles from Armenia. I am married and have 2 children.  I like working with children; that is why I chose this career.

" If you do not have expectations, no one can disappoint you."

Lusine Safaryan
Teaches PreK I Blue Homeroom
Grade(s) PreK I Blue
  • BA in Liberal Studies, CSUN

  • Multiple Subject Credentials, CSUN

  • Merdinian School Parent

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” â€• Benjamin Franklin

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” â€• Dr. Seuss

Arpi Tamamian
Teaches PreK I Yellow Homeroom
Grade(s) PreK I Yellow

* Joined Merdinian In 2015

* AA in child Development, Glendale Community College

* BA in Human Services, University of Phoenix

* Preschool teacher since 2006

* "Children must be taught how to think,not what to think."  Margaret Mead

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