Kurkjian has a degree in Economics with a strong emphasis in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut and brings eight years of experience as a mathematics educator, latterly with the Supreme Education Council in Qatar (SEC) as a Master Trainer and Curriculum Specialist in mathematics.
At SEC, he provided leadership in identifying, designing, sharing and evaluating best practice in maths education. He also promoted the use and integration of new and emerging technologies to support mathematics education. He was involved in the professional development of teachers and school leaders and the coordination of the planning of course content and assessment.
He uses these skills at Josoor Institute to support the Education, Training and Development team to create, design, deliver and evaluate the curriculum. His areas of responsibility include identifying suitable courses and identifying strategic partnership opportunities.