FArslanianLinaLina Arslanian







  • Joined Merdinian in 1998 as a parent and a Science/Math teacher
  • BS in Biology-Chemistry, American University of Beirut, 1979
  • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction, American Intercontinental University, 2011
  • Research Assistant, American University of Beirut, 1979-1984
  • Science/Math Teacher, Manoogian-Demirdjian School, 1984-1995
  • Science/Math Teacher, Merdinian School, 1998-2012
  • Curriculum Coordinator, Merdinian School, 2007-2011
  • Principal since 2011

My goal is to assist students attain quality education in an inviting learning environment where they are challenged to think critically and communicate their thoughts articulately.

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” (Chinese Proverb)


110199_1Sandra Bessos

Business Manager






  • Joined Merdinian In January, 2014
  • BA in Education, Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon, 1985
  • Certification in Taxation, UCLA extension program, December 2015
  • Worked as a Bookkeeper for the past 25 years

It has been a pleasure joining the Merdinian Family where I feel very much at home having been raised in the same Evangelical community and sharing similar values.


110212Helena Tokatlian

Administrative Assistant






  • Joined Merdinian in 2010
  • BS Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance, CSUN, 2000
  • Associate Teacher Certificate for Private Preschool, Los Angeles Valley College, 2009

I started as a Merdinian parent in 2007.  My passion for educating children drew me to a teaching career and I joined the school as a teacher assistant.  I currently hold an administrative position at Merdinian and bring over 10 years of financial and human resource experience.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” –Albert Einstein


110201Hasmik Douzjian

Office Assistant






  • Joined Merdinian in 2013
  • AA Degree in Accounting





Marijan20132014Marijan Kevorkian

PreK Director/Teacher
Teaches K Red Homeroom





  • Joined Merdinian in 2013
  • AS in Child Development , Glendale Community College, 2004
  • BS in Human Services, University of Phoenix, 2011
  • MS in Education/Early Childhood Studies, Walden University, April 2014
  • Permanent member of Alpha Gama Sigma Honor Society
  • Permanent member of Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Member of National Association for the Education of Young Children

Every child has been blessed by God with unique potential. As a Christian educator, I am dedicated to the development of the “whole” child, spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially in an individually responsive and culturally sensitive manner.  “No one has yet fully realized the wealth of empathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should unlock that treasure.” –Emma Goldman


MaryMMary Mekikian

Curriculum Coordinator/Teacher
Teaches 6th, 7th Social Studies