About Mr. James
Dear Altadena Community,
It is a tremendous honor to serve as the Assistant Principal at Kyrene Altadena Middle School, an excelling A+ school. Prior to graduating from Arizona State University with a Master in Educational Leadership and Principalship, I taught middle school reading and writing in the Kyrene School District at Kyrene del Pueblo and Kyrene Middle School, served for several years as the English Language Arts Department Chair, and participated in a wide range of school-wide leadership initiatives. At the start of my career in education, I also tutored students in an AVID program in the Tempe Elementary School District, and I also mentored high school students in the Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates Program in the Tempe Union High School District.
Before coming to Altadena Middle School, I also had the valuable opportunity to serve as the assistant principal at Kyrene de los Lagos Dual Language Academy for two years. As a school leader at a Dual Language Academy, I was able to utilize my fluency in Spanish to help assist students in their own personal journeys in bilingualism and biliteracy.
When I'm not pursuing my professional passions in education, I love spending time with my family and friends and spending time outdoors. I also love photography, outdoor adventure, photography, and reading.
I look forward to continuing to support our Altadena students, staff, and families.