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Principal Lori Touloumian

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Marshall Fundamental Principal Lori Touloumian

Mrs. Lori Touloumian is the Principal of Marshall Fundamental Secondary School. This is her 25th year as a Pasadena Unified School District Educator, her 14th year in educational leadership, and her third year as the proud Principal of Marshall Fundamental.

Mrs. Touloumian’s leadership experiences include her six years as Principal of Eliot Arts Magnet Academy, where she, along with her school team, revitalized the campus’s visual and performing arts program and built strong community partnerships. In 2018, she was awarded PUSD Principal of the Year, recognizing her accomplishments at Eliot Arts. Her prior experiences include being the PUSD Magnet Coordinator, where she oversaw a $7.9 million Federal Grant to transform four PUSD schools: Eliot Middle, Washington Middle, Washington Elementary, and Jackson Elementary into magnet schools. Her educational career began at Pasadena High School as an English Teacher. She also assumed multiple leadership roles, such as English Department Chair, Yearbook Advisor, Armenian Club Advisor, and WASC Chair. In 2010, she became Assistant Principal over activities, discipline, and student services, where she served for three years. 

Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in English, an Administrative Services Credential from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a Master of Education from Loyola Marymount University. 

In her first year as Marshall Fundamental’s Principal, Mrs. Touloumian introduced the Summer “SOAR Program”: Specialized Opportunities for Academic Resilience. This is a summer bridge program for Marshall Fundamental students, led by Marshall Fundamental Admin, and taught by Marshall Fundamental teachers. This program offers students an opportunity to build foundational skills, make meaningful connections with staff and peers, and build the community. Also, in her first year at Marshall, she along with her school team, welcomed students back to in-person school, after the COVID-19 school closure, she secured a $5,000 PEF Grant to implement yoga wellness units for students in PE, and celebrated with the Girls Varsity Soccer Team, as the CIF Southern Section Division 5 Champions. In her second year, she and her school team are celebrating a 6 Year Accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). She also brought additional services to Marshall, such as Response to Intervention.

Mrs. Touloumian also serves in additional roles within the Pasadena Unified School District. She has been a member of the district’s Negotiations team for nearly a decade and has served on the board of the Association for Pasadena School Administrators (APSA) for seven years. In her role on APSA, she co-founded the Women’s History Assembly, which she brought to Marshall Fundamental, expanding the event from middle school to high school, including students in 6 - 12 grade, from all PUSD Secondary Schools. She and PUSD Board Trustee  Jennifer Hall Lee just completed their 6th Annual Women’s History Assembly which featured keynote speakers Dolores Huerta and Byllee Avery. The event has received national praise and included Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton as a keynote at the 5th Annual event.     

Mrs. Touloumian is honored to lead the many talented teachers, staff, and students at Marshall Fundamental. Her goal is to continue building a supportive climate and culture that is beneficial to teaching and learning. She loves this current chapter of her life as a champion of development and growth for all to the highest potential. She is also the mother of two boys, Andre and Luke, and celebrates 19 years of marriage to her husband, David Touloumian.