Nara Sarkisova

Chief Librarian


  • B.Ed in French Language and Literature - Turkmen State University

Nara Sarkisova joined UWC Dilijan college in 2014. Today, she is a Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead, Houseparent and Head of Library. Being born in Turkmenistan, growing in Armenian family and owning Russian education she knows what it takes to live in the international community, where diversity turns cultural shocks into the priceless experience. After her 20 years career in international education, she is proud of not sounding bossy or controlling.

What is the most satisfying part of your job?
Grateful eyes of my students.

Who is your role model or mentor or who inspires you?
People who live in harmony with themselves, and the environment. I prefer cooperation to competition, I want to follow a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and bring some value to the lives of people around me. And I am lucky enough to have around me a few people who are on the same journey, and they are my daily inspiration.

What is your life motto?
I agree with Anton Makarenko who once said: "You can't teach a person to be happy, instead raise him to be happy.”

What are the three things you can't imagine your life without?
Family, colors and sounds, the magic of life.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
When I am not glued to the computer by looking for new online courses on Young People, Mindful Lifestyle, Mental Health, Librarianship and Psychology I try enthusiastically hard on cross-stitching, reading and drawing.