Meet the New PHS Assistant Principal, Mr. Gilbert Saldivar

I am both humbled and proud to introduce myself as your Pasadena High School Assistant Principal. My education road to Pasadena High School spans over twenty years and four counties. After graduating from Venice High School, I attended Santa Monica College and then San Diego State University, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and then became a Board-Certified Athletic Trainer. Soon afterward, I returned to SDSU for my math credential.

Over the next ten years, my time was spent teaching in San Diego at Steele Canyon, Horace Mann and Olympian High Schools. During this time, I also received my CTE Health Science, Medical Technology Credential to teach Sports Medicine. After San Diego, I moved to Orange County and taught math at Costa Mesa Middle School/High School. Then in Riverside County I taught at Raymond Cree in Palm Springs before returning to Los Angeles. My last ten years were spent at Leuzinger High School in Centinela Valley, where I served as site athletic trainer, Sports Medicine teacher, district tech trainer, district DLI Teacher Leader, district technology Piloteer and district Integrated Math I and Integrated Math II Course Lead. As course lead, my focus was to redefine what the purpose of our Integrated Math I and II courses were, not just to teach math as a means to an end. Finally, I have over thirty years of coaching experience in various sports, including 20-years’ experience as a CIF Varsity Head Coach.

There are no words to describe the excitement I feel as a member of such a prestigious and storied school and district. My mantra is simple. Students First. I will use all of my skills and experience to make sure our students are provided with all the necessary tools, structures, guidance and supports they need to attain their unique successes for college, career and beyond.

Mr. Saldivar is the Assistant Principal in charge of Athletics, Facilities, Activities and Security.

B.S. – Kinesiology with emphasis in Athletic Training (San Diego State University).

M.A. – Education Administration with Leadership Option (California State University, Los Angeles)


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