GUSD Names Teacher of the Year

Photo courtesy Glendale Unified School District
Roosevelt Middle School science teacher Jozet Petrosian was just named Glendale Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year.

At this week’s board meeting, Roosevelt Middle School teacher Jozet Petrosian was honored as the Glendale Unified School District Teacher of the Year for 2020, and will represent the district in the countywide competition.
Conferencing into the GUSD Board of Education meeting via Zoom, as a sign of the times, Petrosian said she was honored to join her other peers in the district who previously earned the title.
“I’m very lucky to wake up every morning and go to do what I love to do,” she said Tuesday. “Not many people look forward to going to work. To me, teaching is not a job: it’s part of my life. There’s not a moment that goes by that I’m not thinking about how and what I’m going to be doing next time I’m with my kids.”
Petrosian teaches 7th grade life sciences at RMS and has been with the school since 1997.
“Mrs. Petrosian inspires her students every day by building a culture of belonging and making her students feel important,” Superintendent Vivian Ekchian said. “When you visit Mrs. Petrosian’s class, it is immediately evident that she has a wonderful rapport with her students. Her upbeat and positive demeanor brings a sense of joy to every lesson.”

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