Mrs. Nahabedian Receives Herbst Foundation Award!
On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, Mrs. Siran Nahabedian was awarded the Award for Teaching Excellence by the Herbst Foundation.
Siran Tutelian Nahabedian’s family immigrated to the United States from Bulgaria in the 60’s and settled in Los Angeles. She was one of the first 13 students of the newly founded Armenian school in Hollywood, known today as Alex Pilibos. She attended UCLA and decided to become an educator. In 1987, she moved to the Bay Area with her husband and became a second grade teacher at Krouzian –Zekarian Armenian School. While teaching at KZV, she continued her higher education at San Francisco State University. She was a scoutmaster for many years and an active member of Homenetmen San Francisco. During her tenure at KZV, Mrs. Nahabedian had three sons, Aram, Sevan and Daron, all of whom are KZV graduates. During her many years of service, Mrs. Nahabedian has taught kindergarten, was the WASC coordinator, served as interim administrator and academic dean, and currently is the fourth grade teacher. Aside from teaching, Mrs. Nahabedian is passionate about reading, exercising, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Through the Award for Teaching Excellence, the Herbst Foundation recognizes, rewards and promotes excellence in the teaching profession and honors dedicated teachers. The awards are given annually to teachers in selected private and parochial schools located in San Francisco. Recipients of the award have been exceptional teachers who have brought dedication, commitment, creativity and innovation to the profession of teaching.
"Mrs. Siran Nahabedian is one of the many pillars that holds KZV together. She believes that teachers are part of the fundamental force that mold children into the leaders of the future," stated Mrs. Grace Andonian. "We congratulate her on receiving this prestigious award and wish her continued success."
The award included a grant of $5,000 to the nominated teacher and a general contribution of $5,000 to KZV.