Vivian Ekchian, Ed.D. | Superintendent of Schools
A long-standing Glendale resident, Vivian Ekchian is a 30+ year urban school district educator with a proven track record of implementing reform in complex systems. Her refined ability to develop leadership and talent, focus internal and external stakeholders on a common goal, and build coherence has benefited countless students, families, communities and staff members. Much of her success stems from her life experiences including a multi-cultural upbringing and journey to Southern California as an immigrant. Learn more...
Dear Glendale Unified Students, Employees, Families, and Community:
I hope you had an opportunity to relax and recharge with family, friends, and loved ones over the winter break. As we welcome our students back to campus this week and move into the second half of the school year, I want to reaffirm Glendale Unified School District’s commitment to providing a safe learning environment for all students. This is especially important in light of recent events happening around the world.
In Glendale Unified schools, we embrace diversity, focus on equity, and guarantee safety to accelerate learning and increase pathways for every student. All students have a right to attend school in a learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying, violence, and intimidation. The Glendale Unified Board of Education established a policy declaring that discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, will not be tolerated on our campuses. Our schools will continue to be safe spaces where every student can learn and thrive.
We are resolute in our commitment to provide all of our students an education that prepares them for success in college, career, and life and supports their social emotional growth. We are a diverse school district that welcomes students and families from all over the world. It is important that we embrace each other’s differences, be mindful of how our words and actions might affect others, and work together to build a stronger Glendale Unified community.
Vivian Ekchian, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools