Amy McGinnis


    626-396-5820 Extension 81098

    I am so excited to be back in Pasadena Unified at Blair! I was born and raised in Pasadena, attended school in our district, and am a proud Viking alum. My very first teaching job was also here, at Jefferson Elementary. I have been an educator for 25 years and have had the privilege of teaching students from preschool to college. This has helped me better understand where young people are when they begin their educational path, and where they need to be when they graduate from high school.

    I got my undergraduate degree from UCLA in English Literature. I attended Cal State Fullerton for my Master’s in Science in Education with a specialization in Reading. This specialty area is one of my passions, as I believe literacy is the foundation for all academic achievement. It might not come as a surprise that I love to read!

    I also love to garden, hike, and spend time with my family. I am the proud parent of 4 children, three whom are in various stages of college and my very own middle-schooler. My husband is also an educator, so our home life is very intertwined with our dedication to the growth and development of students.

    One of my core beliefs is the strong connection between family and school. I am looking forward to working alongside parents to guarantee a successful, warm, and rigorous academic environment at Blair. One of my goals is to help tell our story. I want the community to know who we are and all the amazing programs we have to offer. I look forward to meeting all of you in the upcoming days. Go Vikings!