Meet Our School Board

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Christina Zakarian (Certified Public Accountant) - Chairperson

  • Born in Thousand Oaks, California.
  • Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration – Accountancy Option from California State University, Fresno and minored in Armenian Studies.
  • Following graduation she earned her CPA and has been working at a local accounting firm for the past seven years, currently as their manager.
  • Attended the Armenian Community School of Fresno as a child.
  • She is married and loves to travel.

Rosie Bedrosian - Vice Chairperson

Maral Kismetian (Grants and Research Administrator) - Treasurer

  • Over 16 years of higher education experience in grants management and research administration.
  • She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Master Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from California State University, Fresno.
  • She received her Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification from the Research Administrators Certification Council.
  • She is an active member of the National Council of University Research Administrators, the Society of Research Administrators, St. Paul Armenian Church, and Daughters of Vartan.
  • Both of her children, Arek and Ani, attend the Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School.

Christopher Shamlian (DDS) - Secretary

Nyrie Karkazian (Teacher)

  • Nyrie Karkazian was born and raised in Fresno, CA.
  • She grew up attending the Armenian Community School of Fresno and was also raised in the Armenian church community attending First Armenian Presbyterian Church of Fresno.
  • She attended Fresno State, received a BA in Mass Communication and Journalism and a credential in Single Subject English.
  • Nyrie has been teaching for 7 years in Central Unified School District and is currently an ELA teacher and Activities DIrector at El Capitan Middle School.

Hamlet Chobanyan

Dickran Checkian