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Ms. Roxanne O'Rourke Teacher of the Year

GUSD Teacher of the Year Mann Elementary School Teacher Ms. Roxanne O’Rourke

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Mann Elementary School Teacher Ms. Roxanne O’Rourke has been named the Teacher of the Year for the Glendale Unified School District in recognition of her excellence in teaching and her commitment to the students and families she serves. Ms. O’Rourke and educators from across the region were recognized at the Teachers of the Year Celebration hosted by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board President, District D
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Marshall Elementary School Cafeteria Building

Marshall Elementary School Cafeteria & Multipurpose Building Project

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The Board of Education has approved a new $8.4 million Cafeteria & Multipurpose Building Project for Marshall Elementary School. The 4,500 sq. ft. cafeteria and multipurpose building will serve our youngest students with a state-of-the-art facility that will have a transformative impact on the school campus. The project will be funded by GUSD Measure S bond dollars thanks to the generous support of community members. The approval comes on the heels of the start of construction on the new Glenoaks Elementary School and Monte Vista Elementary School Classroom Building Projects. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board President, District D
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Visit

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Visit

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It was a true honor to welcome State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond to our Glendale Unified School District Board of Education meeting. We are grateful for his leadership at the California Department of Education on behalf of our six million public school students. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board President, District D
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Congratulations Resilient Class of 2021

Congratulations Resilient Class of 2021

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Dear Friends, It was exciting to join ceremonies across our school district to honor the achievements and celebrate the resilience of our inspiring students. Our students have persevered through an incredibly challenging and unprecedented year to reach this special milestone. We are so proud of each and every one of our young leaders as they begin a new and exciting chapter with great hope and optimism for the road ahead. We are grateful to our parents, families, teachers, and staff who rallied for our school community and supported our students each step of the way. We wish you a happy, healthy, and fun summer! Best regards, Shant…

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GUSD Parents Marshall Elementary School

Becoming GUSD Parents

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Suzanna and I are overjoyed that Raffi will begin his educational journey in the Glendale Unified School District in the coming school year as a TK student at Marshall Elementary School. Lori will be cheering on her big brother and his classmates on the first day of school for the Class of 2035. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board President, District D
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College Success Fund Celebration 2021

College Success Fund Celebration

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We are proud to celebrate the second year of the Glendale Unified College Success Fund! Every GUSD first grade student will receive a college savings account and $100 seed funding through the Board of Education’s financial literacy and empowerment initiative. Thank you to all of the granters, donors, and supporters who made this important work possible on behalf of our students and families. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board President, District D
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Glenoaks Elementary School Return to Campus

Full and Safe Return to In-Person Instruction

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As we make significant strides across Los Angeles County with vaccinations and slowing the spread of COVID-19, the Board of Education has unanimously adopted a resolution committing to a full and safe return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year beginning with the first day of school on August 18. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board President, District D
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Virtual Office Hours with GUSD Stakeholders

Virtual Office Hours with GUSD Stakeholders

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It has been an enriching and rewarding experience to connect with our parents, families, and stakeholders through Virtual Office Hours since the launch in February 2021. I am grateful for all of the feedback and conversations with the valued members of our school community. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board President, District D
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Glendale News-Press: School Board Rotates Presidents

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By Zane Hill Shant Sahakian will lead the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education through what everyone hopes will be the end of the coronavirus pandemic, after he rotated in as school board president this week. After spending the past year as vice president, Sahakian now takes the reins from Armina Gharpetian, who led the district through the majority of the pandemic. Board member Nayiri Nahabedian was selected as vice president, positioning her for board leadership next year. “I take this responsibility very seriously, but I’m very mindful that we’re a team of five and, ultimately, we work together…

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