Dr. Paik has served as the Assistant Superintendent in Westminster School District since June 2015. In her 20 years as an educator in Orange County, she has served as a K-12 administrative director of accountability and special programs, an elementary principal, an elementary and middle school assistant principal, a K-6 teacher and a literacy coach.
Dr. Paik was named the 2017 Westminster School District and Orange County ACSA Central Office Administrator of the Year. She was the 2017 California Bilingual Education Chair and has successfully implemented Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Spanish Dual Language Immersion Programs in schools across two districts. She has served as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at Concordia University, was appointed to the State Superintendent Committee for California Teacher of the Year and is a recipient of the Milken Educator Award.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected as superintendent of this remarkable District. I am committed to promoting a culture of passion for learning as well as developing the variety of specialized programs we offer students to ensure their success in school and the global economy,” commented Dr. Paik.
Dr. Paik earned a Doctorate in K-12 Urban Leadership from University of Southern California, a Master of Arts in Teaching & Administration from United States International University and a Bachelor of Arts from University of California-Irvine.