With over twenty years of experience in secondary education as a teacher, science department chairperson, instructional leader, teacher mentor, science fair coordinator, and Science Bowl coach, Zovig Minassian has been instrumental in enhancing the quality of science programs and developing science teachers for private and public schools in the Los Angeles area. She received an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship, which she served at the US Department of Energy in Washington, DC, Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists office. In addition to advising local public and private schools in STEM curriculum and programs during her Fellowship, she synthesized educational resources for K-12 teachers and enriched her knowledge of education policy issues at the national level.
Zovig is a consultant and teacher trainer for Reading Apprenticeship Improving Science Education (RAISE) and Reading Apprenticeship: Writing Connections (RAWC), both through WestEd in Sacramento, CA. She is trained as a teacher trainer for Engineering Is Elementary through the Museum of Science in Boston, MA. For the last few years, Zovig has been working with colleagues from different institutions to help in implementation of CCSS and NGSS, by designing and critiquing lessons and activities aligned to those standards. This year she started a MESA (Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement) club at her school. Zovig is passionate about helping women and minorities achieve in STEM fields. Currently, she teaches biology and marine biology and is a science-learning leader at Glendale High School in Glendale, CA.
Zovig joined CalTAC in 2015.