Born and raised in Glendale, Patrick Davarhanian is an Armenian American educator that has worked in the field of education for more than a decade. Patrick attended CSUN where he received his BA, teaching credentials and two MA of Education degrees in elementary and secondary education. After graduating from CSUN he returned to his local high school and is currently a social science teacher and the department chair at Clark Magnet. Through his work as an educator and mentor teacher, Patrick has learned how to advocate for his students and support his colleagues. Patrick has championed the adoption of inclusive social science standards and curriculum that elevates diverse voices. He created an annual FAIR Act display which highlights the contributions of minorities through monthly themed displays. And he established Glendale Unified School District’s first ever Ethnic Studies course designed to empower students while providing them with a platform for civic engagement.