Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 3, 2021

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MUSD_DEDICATION1: Mimi Mency, Monrovia activist and former Board member, was honored by the 
Monrovia Unified Board of Education and her family during an event on June 29, which dedicated the 
District Office Lobby in her name. 

MONROVIA – Community activist and former Monrovia Unified Board Member Mimi Mency was 
honored during a dedication ceremony on June 29, when the Monrovia Unified Board of Education 
officially named the District Office Lobby in her memory. 
Mency, who was the first African-American to hold a seat on the Board of Education, died in 2011 at 
the age of 74. 
“We are honored to hold this ceremony, celebrating the life of Mimi Mency and the heroic efforts she 
made here in Monrovia and in our schools,” Board President Maritza Travanti said. “Naming the District 
Office Lobby in her name is a way to recognize the positive impact she had at Monrovia Unified 
and the role she played in ensuring all of our students had access to the tools and resources they needed 
to be successful.” 
The Board, alongside Superintendent Dr. Katherine Thorossian, administrators, and Mency’s family 
and friends, remembered Mency during the ceremony as a strong advocate of having love and respect 
for others. 
“Mimi Mency was a very significant person in the Monrovia community,” Board Member Rob Hammond 
said. “She was a force in our town for good and was always willing to step up to have important 
dialogue. As a community, we benefit today from those conversations 50 years ago. This dedication will 
enlighten future generations as they come in and ask the important question of who Mimi Mency was. 
We will get to tell the story all over again about a very important person in our community.” 
Joined by Travanti, Hammond and Thorossian, Sheri Parent – the daughter of Mimi Mency – thanked 
those in attendance while recounting her mother’s life, as well the positive impact Mency had on the 
Monrovia community in her role as a civil rights leader. 
“I have always lived my life in the same manner my mother did and that is by loving and respecting 
our neighbors” Parent said. “Thank you to the Board of Education and the District for honoring my 
mother, I am very proud.” 
Mency served on the Board of Education from 1972 to 1984, leading the Board as president twice during 
her term. During her time on the Board, Mency was instrumental in the desegregation of Monrovia 
schools and led the effort in establishing Monrovia High School’s Black Student Union, a club that is 
still running strong today. 

Alverno Heights Academy High Point Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara Pasadena, Ca. 91107 
E-mail address: Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 

Arcadia Christian School 

La Salle College Preparatory

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website: 
Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian 
Principal: Cindy Harmon Monrovia High School 
website: 325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson
Arcadia High School 


180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee Odyssey Charter School 725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

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


41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke Pasadena High School 
E-mail address: 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.
(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez
Barnhart School 


240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 446-5588 St. Rita Catholic School 
Head of School: Tonya Beilstein 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
Kindergarten - 8th grade Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114 

Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Sierra Madre Elementary School 

(626) 355-3527 141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
Preschool-TK-8th Grade (626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS 
Principal: Dr. William Walner E-mail address: 
website: www. 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
Clairbourn School 160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
8400 Huntington Drive (626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom 
San Gabriel, CA 91775 E-mail address: 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 

Walden School

FAX: 626-286-1528 

74 S San Gabriel Blvd


Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166Holy Family Catholic School 
1301 Rollin Street South Pasadena Ca 91030 

Weizmann Day School

(626) 799-4354 • 

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

Transitional Kindergarten - 8th Grade 

(626) 797-0204

Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Garzia 

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Website: Wilson Middle School 
Facebook & Instagram @HFSKnights 300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln
Foothill Oaks Academy 

E-mail address:

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 Pasadena Unified School District 
Principal: Nancy Lopez 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109 (626) 396-3600 Website: 
Arcadia Unified School District 
Frostig School 234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 821-8300 Website: 
(626) 791-1255 

Monrovia Unified School District

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 

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


(626) 471-2000 
The Gooden School Website: 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Duarte Unified School District

(626) 355-2410 

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner 




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