MONTEBELLO — On Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m., Armenian Mesrobian School Principal David Ghoogasian will present to the Pasadena Public Library Hastings Branch community about ‘Secrets of the Teen 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 sponsored by the Pasadena Public Library, will explore how adolescent and pre-adolescent minds develop. It will take place at the Hastings Branch Library located at 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107. This is one of a series of workshops planning to be held at local public libraries.
“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.
Principal Ghoogasian educational practice includes research and findings in fields as diverse as 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 Extension. 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).
More local Los Angeles County libraries will be hosting such workshops from Mesrobian in order to provide educational and thought-provoking experiences for parents and general community members.
Armenian Mesrobian School, established in 1965, is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has Nursery School (2 years old) through High School (12th Grade) 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 High School curriculum is certified to the University of California. Mesrobian’s Alumni Network and Mentorship Program connects students with 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.