Story by Clementine Evans
SPHS Assistant Principal Janet Wichman sent out an email to SPHS students and families on Wednesday, June 29 announcing her retirement, ending her 35-year career. In the email, she states that she will continue to work as the principal for SPEF Summer School at SPHS until her last day, Friday, July 8.
Wichman conveyed her deep appreciation for the connections she made in the district. In her 35 years as an educator, she served as assistant principal to SPHS, a site administrator, a Spanish teacher, and the Coordinator of Testing and Categorical Programs at the District level.
“I have enjoyed the lasting friendships, working toward common goals, and serving the students and community of South Pasadena,” Wichman said in her email. “I will miss attending in the many student activities and working directly with the SPUSD staff, students, and families to provide programs for students.”
SPUSD is currently in the process of hiring a new assistant principal and they expect to have the position filled before the start of the school year on Aug. 11, 2022.