"Climbing Toward College and Career Readiness"


Ms. Shakeh Avakian

Chairperson, Founding Member

Shakeh AvakianMs. Shakeh Avakian is a retired Special Education Specialist. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in School Psychology and a Pupil Personnel Credential from California State University, Northridge. Her professional experience includes 30 years of practice as a School Psychologist, Coordinator of Special Education Program Services, Dean of Special Education Program, Supervisor of School Psychologist interns, District Crisis Team Member, and Professional Development Provider.

Ms. Avakian has served as a Board of Governing Member in both Armenian private and public school settings. She has also served as a member of the Department of School Psychology Advisory Board of Loyola Marymount University. During her employment she was awarded the Outstanding School Psychologist award from Los Angeles  Association of School Psychologist.

Ms. Avakian is a founding member of Ararat Charter School and currently serves as the Chair of Ararat Charter School’s Governing Board. She recently rejoined the Board of Regents of Prelacy Armenian Schools.