San Dimas is a great high school with a great community. I have worked in the San Dimas community for the last 26 years.
I have been a counselor at both San Dimas High School and Lone Hill Middle School. The last 8 years I have been the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Assessment at San Dimas High School. I am so proud of the students who attend San Dimas High School.
I grew up in Chandler, Arizona and attended Chandler High School. I spent my freshman year of college at Scottsdale Community College, the home of the Artichokes. That is correct, the mascot is an artichoke. I received my bachelor’s degree at Azusa Pacific University in Physical Education. Then my master’s degree and administrative credential at Azusa Pacific University.
I have four kids. My two oldest graduated from San Dimas High School. My oldest Tyler has a Lineman Certificate from Northwest Lineman College in Idaho. My daughter is a cadet at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have Ben who is a sophomore at SDHS and Jacob who is a freshman at SDHS.
It is my honor to serve as Assistant Principal at San Dimas High School. San Dimas High School is destined for great things and I am so excited to be a part of it. I look forward to helping students and staff to reach for the great expectations San Dimas High School has established. Getting involved is the best way to reach these expectations in the quick four years of high school. Four years that students remember for a lifetime.
Mrs. Rita Kear, Assistant Principal Activities, Athletics and Facilities
I have the privilege of serving as an Assistant Principal at San Dimas High School. Prior to serving in this role I was a counselor at San Dimas High School and have 13 years of teaching experience in both private and public schools.
My responsibilities include athletics, activities, facilities and the counseling program. My greatest challenge and joy is in supporting teachers and students in improving student achievement.
I truly feel we have an awesome school that offers students a variety of opportunities that allow them to excel in the classroom, participate in clubs and athletics and to emerge as leaders ready to meet the demands of college or the work world. Students and staff at San Dimas have pride in their school and work together to make this the premier high school in the valley.
I have spent the last ten years in the field of education, teaching all levels of High School English, English Language Development (ELD), and Various Intervention Courses. I have served in various other capacities including ELD coordinator, Intervention/RTI committee member, Anti-Bullying and Positive Behavior Advisor, and Grade Level curriculum and Instruction lead.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from California State University Long Beach; Two Masters Degrees, one in Education, the other Educational Leadership, from Azusa Pacific University; and I am currently working toward my doctorate in Educational Leadership, with an emphasis in Educational Psychology, at the University of Southern California (Fight On!).
My educational philosophy is based on the uncompromising belief that all students can learn at high levels, and I am committed to providing the opportunity for every child to succeed. I attribute my continued growth as an educator, to my role as a mother to my seven-year-old daughter Kendall. She makes me proud each and every day.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as Dean of Students at San Dimas High School, a school with a strong reputation for graduating students who are: Effective Communicators, Accomplished Learners, and Responsible Individuals.