Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 27, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 27, 2024 


Glendora, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2024) - Anthony 
Contreras, Ed.D., a local school administrator 
and lifelong resident of Azusa, was installed as the 
new president of the Citrus Community College 
District Board of Trustees during the board's 
annual organization meeting in December 2023.

Appointed to the board in 2020 and elected in 
2022, Dr. Contreras represents trustee area 1, 
which includes Azusa and portions of Duarte. 
In addition to his role on the Citrus College 
governing board, Dr. Contreras is serving as the 
principal of the Azusa Adult Education Center 
in Azusa. His 34-year career with the Azusa 
Unified School Dis-trict also includes time spent 
as an elementary school assistant and a middle 
school mathematics teacher, as well as holding 
additional administrative positions.

"As a graduate of Citrus College and an engaged 
member of this community, I am honored that 
my colleagues have selected me to serve as 
president of the board for this upcoming year," Dr. 
Contreras said. "It is inspiring and invigorating 
to help students fulfill their dreams, and I am 
eager to continue this great work alongside my 
fellow trustees. Together, we will do all we can 
to assist Citrus College students in reaching their 
academic and professional goals."

Citrus Community College District Board of 
Trustee members also installed during the 
meeting were Cheryl Alex-ander as vice president 
and Mary Ann Lutz as clerk/secretary. Patricia 
A. Rasmussen, Ed.D., and Laura J. Bol-linger 
will continue to serve as board members, while 
Sabrina Soriano will remain in her position as 
student trustee.

"The campus community is fortunate to be 
led by a body of dedicated and accomplished 
professionals who rep-resent the communities 
we serve and understand the challenges and 
opportunities that exist in higher education," 
said Dr. Greg Schulz, superintendent/president 
of Citrus College. "Their collaborative leadership 
and guidance, combined with the hard work 
of our faculty and staff, will continue to enable 
Citrus College to offer innovative academic 
programs and student services that prepare the 
students in our community for the future."


Proudly serving the San Gabriel Valley since 1915, 
Citrus College educates approximately 20,000 
students annu-ally. The college offers associate 
degrees, associate degrees for transfer (ADTs), 
career/technical certificates and skill awards 
in more than 125 programs of study; prepares 
students for transfer to four-year colleges and 
univer-sities; and provides workforce training. 
Located approximately 25 miles east of Los 
Angeles in Glendora, Califor-nia, Citrus College 
is the oldest community college in Los Angeles 
County and fifth oldest in California. Recog-
nized as a top community college for Hispanic 
students for more than a decade, Citrus College 
has also received numerous accolades for its 
commitment to the arts, student veterans, study 
abroad opportunities and sustaina-bility. Its 
104-acre campus serves nearly 200,000 people 
in Azusa, Claremont, Duarte, Glendora and 
Monrovia. In partnership with neighboring K-12 
school districts, Citrus College's Early College 
program provides students from nine local high 
schools the opportunity to enroll in college-level 
courses taught on their respective campus-es. 
For more information, visit www.citruscollege.
edu and follow the college on Facebook, Twitter 
and Insta-gram.


Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 

Head of School: Joanne Harabedian

E-mail address:

Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - TK - 8th Grade


Principal: Cindy Harmon


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:

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School

Ms. Rose Navarro, Principal

2660 East Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, Ca 91107


Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 

Head of School: Tonya Beilstein

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

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

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Jonathon Hawes

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 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

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 

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Interim Principal Ernest Siy

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: Mathew Kodama


St. Rita Catholic School

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

Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114


Sierra Madre Elementary School

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

(626) 355-1428 

Principal: Dr. Jodi Marchesso

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:

Arcadia 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 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010



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