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Dr. Robert M. Packer

Doctor Robert M. Packer served as Principal of Nogales High School 1970 – 1973. In these years, many dreams have been realized, many traditions developed, and many students proudly remember Nogales High.
1962 – 1965 Years:
Bob Packer, Physical Education Chairman, Head Varsity Football Coach, Assistant Track Coach, and Adviser of the Letterman’s Club
From the 1971 Yearbook: “In his first year as principal of Nogales, Robert Packer has done much to achieve an important goal: to keep the lines of communication open among faculty, administration, students, and parents in our community. In this way, problems that involve Nogales, on or off campus, can be solved before they become worse, and mutual understanding is fostered.”

From the 1973 Yearbook: “Bob Packer is the most visible principal in the history of Nogales High School. He can be seen on campus doing various non-administrative duties: i.e., picking up trash at lunch, assisting the Charter staff, and getting involved with common student problems. He is truly Papa of the Noble Family, having set the standards for us all and deserving the respect of all of us.”
On April 8, 2013 Dr. Robert Packer and his wife Dorothy visited our library. Library staff showed Dr. Packer our new library and took pictures. It was really nice to meet Dr. Robert Packer and his wife in person. Dr. Packer donated $200.00 to the library.
We are proud of being Dr. Robert M. Packer Library. Attached please find two photos.
Our school library is named after Dr. Robert M. Packer. Doctor Packer worked at Nogales High School for 11 years: as an Athletic Director and Varsity Football Coach - 1962 to 1965; as an Assistant Principal - 1965 to 1970; and as a Principal - 1970 to 1973. Doctor Packer donates $200.00 to our library every year.
Important Dates in the Life of Robert Packer
Birth - Monrovia, CA - March 29, 1933
Education - Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte High School - January, 1951
       Citrus Junior College - Jan. ’55-June ’55
       Occidental College - B.A. - Jan. 1955
       U.S.I.U. - Ph.D. - 1979
      Commissioned 2nd Lt., United States Air Force - Feb. 1955 - Active Duty 1955 - 1958
Career - La Puente High School - Sept. 1958 to June 1962
        Teacher - U.S. History, Civics, Boys Physical Education
        Coach - Football & Track
Nogales High School
          Athletic Director, Varsity Football Coach - 1962 to 1965
          Assistant Principal - 1965 to 1970
          Principal - 1970 to 1973
Costa  Mesa High School
           Principal - 1973 to 1981
Tustin Unified School District
              Deputy Superintendent - 1981 to March 1985
Duarte Unified School District
              Superintendent - March 1985 to January 1993
California Interscholastic Federation
              President - Southern Section - 1981 - 1986
              President - State CIF - 1990 - 1992
Family - Wife - Dorothy Gates Packer - June 1954 to present
               Sons - Ronald, Richard, Larry
               Grandchildren - Beth, Austen, Westley, Kenneth, Robin & Riley