MONROVIA, Calif.—On Wednesday, June 26th, the Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Katherine Fundukian-Thorossian as Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Fundukian-Thorossian will begin her duties on Monday July 1st.
Dr. Fundukian-Thorossian is currently serving as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in the Glendale Unified School District. She has served in this position since July 2008. Prior to that, she was the Principal of Glendale High School from 2005 to 2008. From 1995 to 2005, Dr. Fundukian-Thorossian served as an Assistant Principal and Counselor at Diamond Bar High School in the Walnut Valley Unified School District. She also taught English in grades 9-12 at Diamond Bar High School from 1986 to 1995.
Dr. Fundukian-Thorossian earned her Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Southern California in 2009. She also earned a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from California State University Los Angeles in 1986 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1984.
She also completed the Association of California School Administrators’ Superintendent’s Academy in 2009.
Some of her honors include the Davidian Mariamian Educational Foundation Educator of the Year in January 2012 and the Glendale Council of Parent-Teacher Association’s Honorary Service Award in January 2011. In 2009 she was awarded the Armenian-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Los Angeles’ Women in Business Excellence award.
Dr. Fundukian-Thorossian is an active member of the Association of California School Administrators. She has also served as a YMCA Board Member, and is affiliated with the Sunrise Rotary International of Glendale, the Glendale Healthy Kids Board, and the Glendale Adventist Hospital Civic Advisory Board.