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Altadena Elementary

Chris Shaw

Grade 5


Pasadena Unified Principal for a Day 2013

Altadena Elementary
Principal: Mr. Gregory White

Greg is in his ninth year as principal of Altadena Elementary. He is a former Principal at Linda Vista Elementary. Mr. White earned a B.A. at the University of California, Irvine, and a Master’s in Education from Claremont Graduate School.

“Our mission is to develop caring, responsible citizens who embrace a strong sense of self and community.  We are committed to provide every student with a rigorous, balanced, and integrated curriculum in a safe and productive learning environment.  Altadena is a school where college bound students achieve through high standards, assessment, and accountability.”

Grade Configuration: K – 5th
Number of Students: 300
Enrichment Programs include: Fine Arts, Visual and Performing Arts, African American History Bee, Math Field Day, Science Fair.
Signature Programs: Math, Science, Extensive Fine Arts Program including photography, dance, music and cooking classes, Green Team, Healthy Start, and Homework Club.
Arts & Music: PEF provides funds for the Altadena Arts programs that include photography and dance.
After School Program: Pasadena LEARNs
Community Partners include: Community Volunteers and Metropolitan Association
Academic Performance Index (API): To be announced

Damon Hobdy
Attorney/Altadena Councilman Law Offices of Damon Lamont Hobdy, ESQ

Damon Lamont Hobdy, ESQ. is an Attorney at Law (1996-Present) practicing in (among others) the areas of criminal law, family law, civil litigations, and corporate law. Mr. Hobdy represents individuals in both State and Federal Court. He is a 42 year Altadena resident holding a Professional Degree and Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC), a Masters degree in Public Administration and Specialization in Judicial Administration both also from USC, and Juris Doctorate from Southwestern School of Law. He is also a court appointed attorney representing indigent defendants in criminal cases throughout the Los Angeles County area.

In 2011, Mr. Hobdy represented the Los Angeles County jail inmate whose case became the center of a federal civil rights probe, by the American Civil Liberties Union, into allegations of deputy abuse of inmates in Los Angeles County jails. He has also been the attorney of record in several published opinions by various courts.

In June of 2013, Mr. Hobdy was elected as a Councilman for North West Altadena. As a long-standing resident of Altadena, one of Mr. Hobdy’s goals is to work with the Sheriff’s’ Department and the constituents on a grassroots level to target and attack crime in Altadena while simultaneously making Altadena more safe, attractive, and economically viable. Mr. Hobdy has already begun the process of getting the community involved to improve Altadena.

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