PICO RIVERA, Calif.–On Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m., Armenian Mesrobian School Principal David Ghoogasian will make a presentation about “The Adolescent Brain,” as part of the school’s Parent and Community Education Series.
“Presentations such as these bring the school’s mission of education beyond classroom walls and directly into the community,” said school officials.
The presentation, which is open to the public, will explore how adolescent and pre-adolescent minds develop. It will take place on the Mesrobian School located at 8420 Beverly Rd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660.
“The purpose of the lecture is to educate the local community about how the young mind develops and to foster a healthier understanding of human relationships, and connecting with adolescent children and teenagers,” said the school.
Mesrobian Parent and Community Education workshops provide educational and thought-provoking experiences for parents and general community members.
Principal Ghoogasian, whose educational practice includes research and findings in fields as diverse as education, neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, behavioral economics, communication, and other fields. He is also an educational consultant/trainer and school improvement facilitator, who has a rich background in education, which includes teaching, counseling, administration, and professional development. The University of California, San Diego, Irvine, and Riverside education extension programs are among the schools through which Ghoogasian has taught and trained. He is a member of the Gift and Talented Education (GATE) and Professional Teaching certificate program advisory boards at UCI Division of Continuing Education.. He has served on visiting committees for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Schools and has been a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and the California Association for the Gifted (CAG).
Armenian Mesrobian School, established in 1965, is fully accredited from Preschool through High School by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is the nation’s first Armenian Elementary School. The college preparatory High School curriculum is certified to the University of California. Mesrobian School includes Ron and Goharik Gabriel Preschool (which serves students 2-5 years old), Elementary, Middle School and a college preparatory High School on the same campus. A major convenience for parents who may have children at multiple ages, Mesrobian offers a unique perspective and opportunity for students, teachers, and parents to grow together, and for students to get the attention and nurturing they need to be successful in school and in life. The school offers transportation from the Pasadena/Greater San Gabriel Valley, Glendale and Orange County areas. Mesrobian’s Alumni Network and Mentorship Program connects students with over five decades of alumni who have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as education, science, business, medicine, music, law, dentistry, chiropractic, politics, art, marketing, engineering, veterinary medicine, and psychology. Every day is an Open House at Mesrobian School! If you are interested in scheduling a campus visit or enrolling your child, please contact the school at (562) 699-2057 or (323) 723-3181, or email [email protected] Follow the Armenian Mesrobian School Facebook Page for latest updates.