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Board Members

Khanh Nguyen

Area 3

President

Mr. Khanh Nguyen was first elected to the Westminster School Board in 2014 and was re-elected for a second term in 2018.  He is a licensed professional engineer and recently retired as the Building Official for the city of Costa Mesa, where he oversaw all permitting and inspection of private development, such as South Coast Plaza.  Mr. Nguyen has received numerous awards at the state and national level as a code official.  He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in structural engineering from Cal State Los Angeles.  Mr. Nguyen is also very active in the community.  He recently served as the Westminster Planning Commission Chair and is currently the Vice Chairperson for the Westminster Community Services and Recreation Committee.  In addition, the city council appointed Mr. Nguyen to the City traffic Commission in January of 2017. Mr. Nguyen is a resident of Westminster, where he lives with his wife Helen and son Bill, who is currently attending Hayden Elementary.

Email Address: khanhnguyen@wsdk8.us 

Frances Nguyen

Area 1

Vice President

Mrs. Frances Nguyen was elected to the Westminster School District Board of Trustees in 2016.  She has been a community activist for the past 35 years and is a proud business owner of the family-run Golden Trophy & Promotions, which is a past recipient of the Small Business of the Year Award in Westminster. Mrs. Nguyen was the first Vietnamese-American president of the Westminster Chamber of Commerce and was the first female president of the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California. She has been a faculty member at Coast Colleges and has been on numerous committees and boards at Coastline Community College. Mrs. Nguyen holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Cal Poly Pomona and a MBA (specializing in international business) from Argosy University. She is a strong proponent of multilingualism and is fluent in English, Vietnamese and French. Mrs. Nguyen and her husband, Tony Hoai, have raised two well-rounded daughters, Caroline and Josephine. They have resided in Westminster for 12 years and enjoy teaching the younger generation about Vietnamese heritage and culture while instilling American values and way of life. 

Email Address: fnguyen@wsdk8.us  

Jeremy Khalaf

Area 5

Clerk
 

Mr. Jeremy Khalaf was elected to the Westminster School District Board of Trustees in November 2018.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from UC Berkeley and a Master of Science in Chemistry from UC Irvine. Mr. Khalaf has served the students of Garden Grove since 2011 as a credentialed science teacher at Santiago High School, where he teaches college preparatory and Advanced Placement courses.  He was instrumental in interpreting the Next Generation Science Standards for the district's chemistry teachers, and he collaborated to develop a cross-curricular guide to scholarly writing at Santiago High School based on the Common Core Standards. Mr. Khalaf and his wife, Carly, have two young children with whom they enjoy spending time outdoors.

 Email Address: jkhalaf@wsdk8.us

Xavier Nguyen

Area 2

Member


Mr. Xavier Nguyen was elected to the Westminster School District Board of Trustees, in November 2018. Mr. Nguyen is a credentialed special education teacher, working in the Long Beach Unified School District. He also serves as a special education advocate and adjunct college professor. Mr. Nguyen is a graduate of Orange County K-14 public schools, and as a former homeless youth and English Language Learner, he brings a unique perspective to the Board. As an active and lifelong resident of the Little Saigon community, Mr. Nguyen also serves on the City of Westminster’s Community Service and Recreation Commission. Mr. Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University, and is currently completing his Doctor of Education at La Sierra University. To learn more, please visit JoinXavier.com

Email Address: xnguyen@wsdk8.us 

Jamison Power

Area 4

Member

Mr. Jamison Power was first elected to the Westminster School Board in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016.  He received his B.A. from UC Irvine and his Juris Doctor from UCLA.  In his professional life, Jamison Power serves as in-house counsel for Hyundai Motor America.  He also provides free legal assistance to low income families, and has received multiple awards for his work.  Mr. Power is very active in the community, and currently serves as a Westminster City Commissioner.  Mr. Power previously served as a member of the Vietnamese-American Education Advisory Council, and he worked closely with the Superintendent and the Board to ensure that WSD became the first district in California to implement a Vietnamese-English dual immersion program.  Mr. Power is a member of the Blessed Sacrament parish and is a proud homeowner in the City of Westminster, where he lives with his wife, My Lan, and their two children.

Email Address: jpower@wsdk8.us