Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, March 4, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 4, 2017 




200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Dr. William Walner

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 

Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane Kieffaber

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 

Interim Head of School, Merrily Dunlap 


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028 


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther Salinas

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website:

rcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 Website:

Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

(626)599-5000 Website:

Sierra Madre, CA — The Gooden 
School will welcome its sixth head 
of school, Mr. Carl Parke, this 
summer. Mr. Parke, currently head 
of school at LaGrange Academy in 
LaGrange, GA, begins his tenure 
on July 1, 2017. Mr. Parke will 
succeed interim head of school 
Merrily Dunlap. 

 “After an extensive nationwide 
search for a head of school, we 
are pleased that Mr. Parke will be 
joining us,” said Nadilee Russell, 
chair of The Gooden School board 
of trustees. “The combination of 
his experience as head of school, 
service to the independent school 
community, and understanding 
of a small and nurturing school 
atmosphere made him an ideal fit 
for Gooden.”

 Mr. Parke has previously served 
as head of the upper school and 
dean of students at The Altamont 
School in Birmingham, AL, as a 
faculty member at the University 
of South Florida and Tampa 
Preparatory in Florida, and dean 
of students at Oxbridge Academics 
in Cambridge, England. 

 He received his bachelor’s 
degree in English from Valdosta 
State University and a master’s 
in history from the University 
of South Florida. In addition, he 
has been a presenter at regional 
and national independent school 
conferences and attended the 
Klingenstein Center Heads of 
School program at Columbia 

 Mr. Parke is also an active 
volunteer at St. Mark’s Episcopal 
Church in LaGrange and a Rotary 
Club member.


 Founded in 1975, The Gooden 
School is an independent, 
Episcopal day school serving 
students from kindergarten 
through eighth grade. The Gooden 
School offers a firm educational 
foundation, using both traditional 
and progressive approaches. 
Our caring community allows 
students opportunities to grow 
in body, mind and spirit, to gain 
confidence, and to discover 
their unique gifts. We value 
diversity and promote character 
development and responsibility 
within a framework of Episcopal 
values. We foster a life-long 
commitment to learning, to 
compassion, and to service by 
emphasizing our school motto 
of Respect for Self, Respect for 
Others, and Respect for the 
World. For more information 
please visit www.goodenschool.
org or call 626-355-2410.


(StatePoint) Did you know 
that doctors now recommend 
that children as young as six 
months old should have their 
first comprehensive eye exam? 
And not only is correcting 
vision problems crucial for 
happiness and success, but 
an eye exam can detect such 
health problems as diabetes, 
high blood pressure and high 

Experts say eye care should 
be a lifelong commitment, 
with eye exams beginning in 
infancy and progressing at 
different intervals as you age.

Unfortunately, visits to the 
eye doctor can be a financial 
hurdle for families without 
vision insurance. To help 
these families overcome 
this obstacle, the vision care 
experts at VSP have built a 
free online service at 
where you can now find eye 
doctors and affordable vision 

“Little eyes are precious things 
to protect, and ensuring our 
kids can see well grants them 
not only a richer view of the 
world, but better tools to 
learn,” says Tracie Fobes, the 
blogger behind Penny Pinchin’ 
Mom. “Thankfully, we have 
great vision insurance, and 
keeping up on our kids’ vision 
care has not been a financial 

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