Mayda Melkonian Named Vice Principal of Sisters’ Academy

LEXINGTON, Mass.—The Armenian Sisters’ Academy recently announced that Mayda Melkonian was named vice principal of the school. Melkonian will assume her new role immediately and will assist Sister Cecile Keghiayan in her current capacity as principal.

Melkonian has over 35 years of experience in education—26 of those years at the Sisters’ Academy.  She received her bachelors in English literature from the University of Aleppo in Syria in 1973. 

Having joined the Sisters’ Academy in September 1983, Melkonian has been involved with the school’s growth and success from the beginning (her two sons are both ASA alumni).  In 2000, the Armenian National Educational Committee of the Armenian Prelacy in New York awarded her with the “Teacher of the Year” award. Currently she is also the principal of St. Stephen’s Armenian Saturday School. In addition, Melkonian has been a member of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) since 1977 and has served on iits Central Executive Board since 2005.

The school’s staff and administration is looking forward to the many years of success that will begin under this new leadership.  The Sisters’ Academy is built on a strong foundation that is based on providing high quality of education to its students; ensuring an environment that allows the children to learn Armenian language, history, and culture; and promoting self-discipline and commitment to learning.

“We believe that we accomplish these goals by working together as a community,” said Sister Cecile.  “We are proud of the accomplishments achieved by our alumni and current students, but are excited and focused on making our school a successful institution for future generations.” 

“It has been a pleasure serving the Sisters’ Academy for over 26 years and I look forward to my new role in helping the Sisters’ Academy become a center of excellence in learning and education,” said  Melkonian. 

Students at the Armenian Sisters’ Academy of Lexington learn in an atmosphere of warmth, spirit, and vitality, and are taught by a faculty experienced in balancing old and new traditions.  The school has a rigorous curriculum that is certified by the Lexington School System, and meets all local and state standards for education.  Its culture is defined by a strong work ethic and encourages students to achieve their best.

To learn more about the school’s background, mission, faculty, curriculum, and campus, contact the school to schedule a private meeting and tour with Melkonian by visiting

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