Photo courtesy of South Pasadena Unified School District
The new assistant principal of South Pasadena Middle School (SPMS), Carlos Kassam-Clay, was formally introduced during the SPUSD Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 12. Kassam-Clay will be succeeding Robert Yim due to Yim’s retirement.
The SPMS assistant principal position oversees student discipline, special education, special events, and student athletics at the middle school. Kassam-Clay was selected for the position out of 97 applicants and has served previously as an assistant principal at Alliance Marine-Innovation and Technology High School in Sun Valley, California and the Dean of Students at the American School Foundation High School in Mexico City.
In addition to his experience corresponding with his new position, Kassam-Clay has taught History, Economics, and Civics at both the high school and middle school levels.
“I’m excited to be here and excited to be a part of South Pasadena,” Kassam-Clay said. “I’ve always wanted to be in public education in California when I eventually came back after being gone for about 15 years. So I’m excited to be in South Pasadena and I’m looking forward to it.”
Kassam-Clay is expected to join South Pasadena Unified beginning July 1.