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San Rafael Elementary School


Rafael Fatima
Grade 5

Pasadena Unified Principal for a Day 2013

San Rafael Elementary School
Principal: Mr. Rodolfo Ramirez

“San Rafael is an engaged academic community where diversity is valued and appreciated.  Students, staff, families, and neighbors work together to create life-long learners who are self-reliant and aware of their inter-dependence to an ever-changing world.”

Grade Configuration: Pre-K through 5th Grade
Number of Students: 456
Community Partners include: West Pasadena Residents Association, San Rafael Library, Pasadena City College
Programs for students with unique needs: Resource Specialist, Speech Pathologist
Enrichment Programs: Armory Arts Program, Aquatics Program w/Rose Bowl, Upper Grade Instrumental Music, Outdoor Science Class, Room 13 Art Studio, Girls on the Run.
Academic Performance Index (API): 834

Principal for a Day: Craig Colbath
Director California Valley Complex Merrill Lynch Wealth Management


Craig is the Director of the California Valley Complex of Global Wealth Management, responsible for the sales and development of over 150 Financial Advisors along with 70 support staff in eight offices from Pasadena to Fresno, CA.  He joined Merrill Lynch in 1994 as a Financial Advisor in Manchester, NH, and has also served as Resident Manager and Senior Resident Director for the firm in their Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME offices.  Craig was the Associate Director of the South Jersey Region from 2007 – 09. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he spent 11 years with Colbath and Associates, representing many of the world’s largest liquor and wine organizations in the Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont markets, most recently as a partner in this small family-owned business.

Craig earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has completed the Certified Investment Management Analyst Program, is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, and has attended numerous investment and leadership programs at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was founder of the York Education Foundation in York, ME, has served on the board of Habitat for Humanity as well as on the fundraising committee for the United Way, both in York County.

Within Merrill Lynch, Craig was a member of the former Mid-Atlantic Coastal A Team, as well as a former mentor of the Women’s Exchange in New York City.

Craig and his wife Ann reside in South Pasadena, CA with their two younger children, while their older daughter is currently a student at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.


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