Tina Struve - President/CEO
Tina Struve brings a rich mix of professional experience as an administrator and educator to her position as President/CEO. She has been in the teaching profession for over two decades, thirteen of which have been as a member of the Egremont community. She is a graduate of Egremont, Class of 1982. Mrs. Struve received her Bachelor's degree in Law and Society with an emphasis in Criminal Justice (BA) from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Masters of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior (MBA) from California Lutheran University. Additionally, she received teaching credential credits from California Lutheran University in the multiple subject teaching program. Mrs. Struve's enthusiasm and passion for creating an atmosphere of success at Egremont continue to be guiding forces in her motivation to transcend Egremont's current status of superior education to new heights.
A SPECIAL MESSAGE...
Each and every day, I am inspired by the students of Egremont... their passion for learning, their desire to achieve, their commitment to community service, and their motivation to reach beyond expectation embody their true essence and highlight their outstanding character. With the guidance of our wonderful faculty, they search a little farther, dig a little deeper, and probe the scope of their academic studies in a manner which exemplifies their determination to achieve and succeed. Our Egremont Eagles are truly the pride and joy of our school!
This year, our students embarked on a journey which took them well beyond their expectations... and I hope they have enjoyed their adventure! They encountered physical endurance, intellectual stimulation, artistic creativity, and community connections which allowed them to broaden their experiences and mature into the capable young men and women that they are today! They welcomed each new facet of their journey with open arms and hearts... and excitedly anticipated what would be next. Their huge smiles and wide-eyed expressions as each new day approached are priceless memories I will, forever, hold in my heart... for they are subtle reminders of all the good that is done at Egremont... an ever-so-gentle acknowledgement that the quality time and collaborative effort all of our administration, faculty, staff, and volunteers put into creating the “Egremont Experience” is truly worth it!
Egremont Pride... Eagle Spirit!
Thank you for the memories... and I look forward to a new school year filled with many more adventures! You are a special member of our family!
“Life is a magical journey... and your heart is the precious key... to unlocking all of the mysteries and the joys that are yet to be!”
Linda Yarijanian - Admissions Director / Principal
Mrs. Yarijanian first began her educational endeavors in the field of Psychology. She graduated from Dominguez Hills University with a Bachelor's Degree in this specific area. Her love for learning and working with children inspired her to become and advocate for abused minors and pursue her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. Throughout this time, Mrs. Yarijanian served as a promising Psychotherapist, working with youngsters who were in abusive circumstances. Upon working in this field for several months, she decided to combine her passion for teaching and psychology by changing her major to Education. She saw this as an opportunity to make a positive impact on young lives in an educational environment. As such, she obtained a Master's Degree in Education from Pepperdine University with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology. She began her teaching profession over twelve years ago, first working at a private Armenian school and then moving on to Egremont as an Early Kindergarten instructor. At the end of the first year, she was moved to the Kindergarten level where she served as a mentor teacher for the next four years. Mrs. Yarijanian was then given the position of Early Kindergarten Teacher / Director and served the next five years in that capacity. In recognition of her dedication to Egremont School, she was promoted to Assistant Principal and then assumed the title of Divisional Principal from grades Preschool through first in 2009. Throughout her employment, Mrs. Yarijanian has been involved in numerous educational and managerial aspects of Egremont School. These include the review and implementation of relevant academia in grades Preschool through first, planning the Early Kindergarten culmination as well as other school wide events, serving as a WASC Committee member and co-chairing a division within that committee, being involved in the Development Council and the Executive Council, which oversees all aspects of running the organization. Mrs. Yarijanian is a proud mother of a son and daughter who both received their educational foundation at Egremont School.