Saldivar is Anaheim’s First Alumnus Principal

2017 – Robert Saldivar – Class of 1996

Robert Saldivar, a Class of ’96 graduate, who previously served as an AHS teacher and assistant principal, has left his principal post at Orange View Junior High to become Anaheim High’s newest principal and the first alumnus to serve in that position.

Saldivar began his teaching career at Anaheim in 2001, after earning his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a minor in health from Cal State Fullerton. He later earned his master’s in education from Azusa Pacific University.

At Anaheim High he taught AVID, health science and coached baseball, football, and basketball. He began his administrative career as an assistant principal at Ball Junior High, then returned to Anaheim as an AP before becoming the principal of Orangeview Junior High, also an AUHSD school.

Saldivar with his family of junior Colonists

Saldivar, whose wife Liliana Hernandez is also an AHS graduate from Class of 1999, said he is grateful for the opportunity to lead his alma mater. “The saying really does ring true in my case: ‘Once a Colonist, always a Colonist.’ ”

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