Dr. Talin Kargodorian Appointed Chamlian School Principal

Dr. Talin Pushian-Kargododian

GLENDALE—The Board of Regents of the Prelacy Armenian Schools on Thursday announced the appointment of Dr. Talin Pushian-Kargodorian as the new Principal of Vahan and Anoush Chamlian Armenian School.

Dr. Pushian-Kargodorian will replace Vazken Madenlian, who after serving as principal at Chamlian for 23 years will retire at the end of the academic year.

A proud graduate of Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School and an AYF Youth Corps Alum, Dr. Pushian-Kargodorian has earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the University of California, Irvine, a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Education from Pepperdine University and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership (with an emphasis on kindergarten through 12th grade educational leadership), from the University of Southern California (USC).

Dr. Pushian-Kargodorian’s numerous educational credentials include Tier I and II Administrative Credentials from Sacramento County Office of Education and Point Loma Nazarene University and a Professional Clear Multiple Subject Credential with CLAD Authorization from Pepperdine University.

Dr. Pushian-Kargodorian has also received numerous honors and awards during her career, including Educator of the Year from the Armenian American Chamber of Commerce, the Young Armenian American Professional Award, the Roosevelt Middle School Teacher of the Year and the Judith White Spirit Awards.

Dr. Pushian-Kargodorian has served as an educator at Roosevelt Middle School in Glendale from 2004-2007. In 2007, she has joined the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena, serving as an administrator and Vice-Principal first, then taking the helm as Principal of the school in 2010 until the present.

“The appointment of Dr. Talin Pushian-Kargodorian, a Prelacy school graduate, further strengthens our resolve, dedication, and belief in our educational mission. It is truly an honor to witness our graduates returning to our schools and assuming important positions within the Prelacy Armenian schools system after they have completed their college and graduate work” said Board of Regents Co-Chair Maggie Sarkuni.

“We have great confidence in Dr. Talin Pushian-Kargodorian’s abilities, both as an educator and administrator. Her stellar educational resume and extensive experience as an administrator will ensure the continued success and growth of Vahan and Anoush Chamlian Armenian School,” continued Sarkuni.

Emphasizing Dr. Pushian-Kargodorian’s involvement in and dedication to the Armenian community, Sarkuni concluded: “Dr. Pushian-Kargodorian is in a unique position to usher the already distinguished Vahan and Anoush Chamlian Armenian School into its next phase of development and excellence.”

The Board of Regents congratulated Dr. Talin Pushian-Kargodorian on her appointment, as well as the entire Vahan and Anoush Chamlian Armenian School community and wished them continued success in their mission.


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  1. Tsoghig said:

    Congratulations Taline! I wish the best for you, I am sure you will continue the legacy of greatness at Chamlian!

  2. Viken Karapetian said:

    Chamlian is very lucky. They found themselves a hard working, creative, and innovative leader.

  3. Daniel said:

    Excellent news!!! I don’t know her nor do I send my child to Chamlian, but I love to see young generation taking leadership roles. I’m sure previous principle has done great things but change is good. I’m sure she’ll bring a different energy to the school. Who’s next? Ferrahian?

  4. Karnig said:

    I wish the best of luck for the young lady. May she pursue the path of academic excellence for the school.

  5. Naiim Khoury said:

    Congratulations Talin! Wishing you the best on your new job