LOS ANGELES — The Board of Trustees of the TCA Arshag Dickranian School has announced the appointment of Maral Yeranossian, PhD, as the school’s new principal.
Yeranossian earned her doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University and her doctorate in psychology from Pepperdine University. She has served as Dickranian School’s counselor for the past 15 years and has extensive background in education through her work at several schools, including Rose Alex Pilibos and Campbell Hall.
Prior to her appointment as principal, Yeranossian was a clinical psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in adolescent therapy, testing, diagnostic and treatment of various challenges, adult crisis intervention and adjustment therapy. She is associated with Cedar Sinai Hospital, where she worked as an associate psychologist, supervisor psychologist for a teen hot line and on-call psychologist for crisis intervention.
Currently, Yeranossian is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association and the American Academic Counsel. She also is a member of the panel for admissions to the University of California system.
She is also active in the Armenian community. She is a member of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, where she has served in its Western District Committee for several years. She is also a member of the Armenian International Women Association (AIWA), where she has acted as panelist/speaker in the association’s functions and conventions.
She is a founding member of the International Parents Inc., where she has worked to strengthen families by bringing generations together. She is a also a founding mentor of the Summerstage Theatre Group, the first non-profit theater group run solely by young actors between the ages of 16- 26, which presents several benefit theatrical productions annually.
“We are quite certain and most confident that Dr. Yeranossian will devote her experiences and expertise to uphold the mission of Dickanian School in keeping pace with the changing times and introducing new programs to the school’s curriculum,” said Chairman George K. Mandossian, when making his announcement on behalf of the Board of Trustees.
Located at 1200 North Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, the TCA Arshag Dickranian Armenian School is a federally-tax exempt, Pre-K to 12th grade private educational institution. For more information, visit www.dickranianschool.org.