BURBANK—Members of the Armenian National Committee of America— Burbank met with Burbank Unified School District’s new Superintendent Stan A. Carrizosa. Armond Aghakhanian, Electoral/Political Committee Chair, organized the meeting. Jaquelin Khodabaksh, Genocide Committee Chair, was present along with Andranik Yerumian and Hovsep Movsessian, members of Burbank’s Homenetmen Sipan Chapter.
This was the third of a collaborative series of meetings between ANCA—B and Burbank elected and appointed officials. During the meeting, parties discussed issues relevant to the local Armenian community, a strategy to encourage open dialogue between school district officials and Burbank’s Armenian community.
“Burbank Unified School District is home to a large and growing Armenian student body. We wanted to not only introduce ourselves to the new superintendent, but also to assure him and all the students and teachers of BUSD that our organization will be there to assist them with any challenges that come with growth, especially in this critical period when many educational programs and related jobs are in jeopardy,” said Aghakhanian.
Stan A. Carrizosa has been the Superintendent of Burbank Schools since July 1. Prior to coming to Burbank he was a high school science teacher, coach, and student advisor for six years. He moved on to become a high school Assistant Principal and Principal. Later, he became the Superintendent of Dinuba Unified School District in Central California where he served for seven years and the Superintendent of Visalia Unified School District in Central California, where he served for ten years.
“I have enjoyed my work so far in Burbank Unified School District. I have found our schools to be led by outstanding principals and our children to be taught and cared for by talented teachers and support staff. The community of Burbank has been very welcoming and shares the traditions and core values that are closest to my heart. I appreciate the richness of our diversity and the tremendous support from our Armenian community, families, and the ANCA—Burbank!” said Superintendent Carrizosa.
The Armenian National Committee of America— Burbank advances the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of its Armenian-American community and promotes increased Armenian-American civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.