GLENDALE–The Armenian Educational Foundation bestowed Dr. Armine Hacopian and Hasmik Danielian with the Educator of the Year Award for 2004 during an October 3 luncheon at the Sheraton Universal Roof Garden. The Educator of the Year Awards–along with the Lifetime Educator Achievement Awards–recognize outstanding educators who have made exceptional contributions to the Armenian-American community.
Dr. Armine Hacopian has been in the field of education for 35 years as a teacher–ESL specialist–counselor–and administrator for Los Angeles–Burbank–and Glendale Unified School Districts. She is a consultant for Guiding Leadership to Success Consulting and many other organizations. Since 2001–she has served as a member of the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees–where she has also served as President of the Board. She serves on the Western Prelacy Board of Regents of California Armenian Schools and is also a member of the Armenian Relief Society. Dr. Hacopian was one of the co-founders of Chamlian Elementary School.
Hasmik Danielian has been in education since 1979–having worked for the Claremont School District and then Glendale Unified School District. She has been a tutor–teacher–teacher specialist–dean of students–assistant principal–and principal at both middle and high school levels. This past year–Danielian was selected by the Association of California School Administrators to serve on the prestigious Western Association of Schools and Colleges as a commissioner representing school administrators in California.