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Jefferson Elementary School

Aileen Nolasko
Grade 1


Pasadena Unified Principal for a Day 2013
Jefferson Elementary School
Principal: Mr. Amin Oria

“Jefferson Elementary School is committed to providing high-quality education to our diverse student body. We achieve our goals through a challenging curriculum, quality teachers, and an atmosphere that emphasizes communication and cooperation. Together, these elements create a safe and engaging learning environment in which all students can excel.”

Grade Configuration: PreK-5
Number of Students: 505
Enrichment Programs: Reading Intervention Classes, Kidspace Science, Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Program, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Peace Patrol, Five Acres Counseling
After-school Programs: Pasadena LEARNs , City of Pasadena Parks & Rec, El Centro, PUSD Children’s Center School Age Program
Community Partners:  Villa Gardens, Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena Masonic Lodge, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Reading Partners, Linda Rosa Market, Operation School Bell-Pasadena Junior League, Horace Mann Investments.
Technology : PEF FANSS (Families and Neighbors Supporting Schools) raised $5,598, which was matched by a PEF donor for a total of $11,196 for technology support for Jefferson.
Academic Performance Index (API): 731

Principal for a Day: James D. Wright
Resident Director Senior Vice President Merrill Lynch

James is a Vice President Wealth Management Advisor in Merrill Lynch's Minneapolis, Minnesota office. A Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, James has been with the firm since 1997. He has the designation of CIMA through the Investment Management Consultants Association and Wharton Business School. With many years of experience, he specializes in customized financial solutions, retirement planning, corporate stock options, 10(b) 5-1 plans, concentrated stock positions, alternative investments, estate-planning issues and money management. He also focuses on corporate services including, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, ESOP's, ESPP's and liability management for both corporations and individuals.

In order to establish objectives, develop fitting strategies, recommend solutions, and review the progress towards reaching the goals and objectives; The Wright Group insists on understanding the specific needs and biases of every client. Through an unbiased selection process, we then leverage the unique expertise of the highest quality traditional and alternative money managers. Clients can expect to receive personalized advice and access to the specialized investment services essential to sophisticated investors and their families.

James is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a B.S. in Marketing.




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