Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 11, 2022

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 Mountain Views News Saturday, June 11, 2022 



Mathew Kodama, Ed.D. has been selected as the new 
principal of Pasadena High School starting in the 2022-2023school year, pending Board of Education approval. 

Dr. Kodama is an inspirational and highly experiencededucator with a passion for unlocking the potential of a widerange of learners through the dynamic support of faculty,
staff, and families. 

He served as assistant principal of PHS from 2013 to 2015 and 

will return to PUSD after seven years at the Covina ValleyUnified School District where he served as a principal of a middle school, continuation high school,
special education adult transition, and an independent study school aligned with State AssemblyBill 130. While at Covina Valley, he expanded the Project Lead The Way Engineering Pathwayfrom a single class to a fully developed pathway, established "Femineers", an all-girl Engineeringclub, and Girls Who Code to challenge gender stereotypes in computer science. He is the recipientof numerous grants including Mr. Holland's Opus (2017) and Arizona State University/VerizonInnovative Learning for Virtual Reality (2020). 

Dr. Kodama has deep roots in PUSD and is the proud product of district schools. He began his careerat PUSD as an instructional assistant before working as a teacher, inclusion specialist, curriculumcoach, support provider for beginning teachers, and assistant principal at PHS. 

Dr. Kodama says, "I am honored by the opportunity to serve as the principal of Pasadena HighSchool. After a seven-year hiatus, I'm excited to return home to PUSD and look forward to 
continuing the traditions of academic excellence and innovation that have made PHS the Pride ofPasadena. Go Bulldogs!" 

He has served as an adjunct assistant professor at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. Dr. Kodamahas a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and a Master of Arts in Special Educationfrom Azusa Pacific University, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from CaliforniaState University, Los Angeles, and an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership in UrbanSettings from the University of Southern California. 


June is Internet Safety Month and the National Center 
for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the 

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 

(OJJDP) is hosting a free webinar on June 28th from 

8:00am – 1:15PM PDT regarding internet and technology 
safety. Anyone interested in attending can register at 

the following link: 


Alverno Heights Academy Email: 
200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Odyssey Charter School 

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara 
725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001 

E-mail address: 

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


180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007 

Pasadena High School 

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

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Mathew Kodama 
Arroyo Pacific Academy 


41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke St. Rita Catholic School 
E-mail address: 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114 

Barnhart School 

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 


(626) 446-5588Head of School: Tonya Beilstein 

Sierra Madre Elementary School 

Kindergarten - 8th grade 

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
website: (626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUISE-mail address: 

Bethany Christian School 

Sierra Madre Middle School 

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

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

(626) 355-3527 

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom 
Preschool-TK-8th Grade 

E-mail address: 

Principal: Jonathon Haweswebsite: www. 

Walden School 
Clairbourn School 74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
8400 Huntington Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166San Gabriel, CA 91775 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 

Weizmann Day School 

FAX: 626-286-1528 

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 


(626) 797-0204 
Foothill Oaks Academy Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010 

Wilson Middle School 

(626) 301-9809 

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Principal: Nancy Lopez 

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln 

E-mail address: 
Frostig School Pasadena Unified School District 
971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109 
(626) 791-1255 

(626) 396-3600 Website: 
Head of School: Jenny Janetzke Arcadia Unified School District 
Email: 234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
(626) 821-8300 Website: 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Monrovia Unified School District 
(626) 355-2410 

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

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner 

(626) 471-2000 
website: Website: 

High Point Academy Duarte Unified School District 

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 
Pasadena, Ca. 91107 (626)599-5000Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 Website: 

Arcadia Christian School 
La Salle College Preparatory 1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 
3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
(626) 351-8951 website: 626-574-8229/626-574-0805Principal Dr. Jamal Adams Email: 
Monrovia High School Principal: Cindy Harmon 
325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 website: 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 
Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 Email: Website: