Yeprem Mehranian

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Mihranian was born in Iran and has taught in Armenia and in the New York City public school system.

Studying students in one Armenian day-school in the United States, Mihranian has researched how students deal with their Armenian ethnic and traditional identities in America. He has presented his research at UCLA as well as Woodbury University.

As Principal of Krouzian Zakarian Vasbouragan Armenian School

Yeprem Mehranian was appointed the new principal of the San Francisco Krouzian Zakarian Vasbouragan Armenian School. Mehranian's educational background includes a Masters of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Masters in Fine Arts, and a Bachelors degree in the Arts. He is expected to earn his Doctorate degree from the University of Massachusetts, within the Department of Teacher Education and School Improvement, before Christmas.

He has had experience in a variety of educational areas including teaching, teacher education and curriculum development. He has had many years of experience at elementary, middle, and high school levels. He has a well-rounded understanding of Armenian educational and cultural issues and the educational needs of students attending private Armenian schools. He knows first hand the challenges the Armenian families face in the Diaspora and has a great understanding of these challenges based on his extensive research and teaching experience.

Mehranian has been employed at various universities such as American University of Armenia, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Ramallah Friends School in West Bank.

Mr. Mihranian's theoretical and practical knowledge in Armenian education was demonstrated during the Board of Regents seminar on the "Reevaluation of Armenian Education" at Woodbury University in June of 2004.

From: September 7, 2006 California Courier Online