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Board Members

Board Members

Penny Loomer


Mrs. Penny Loomer was appointed to the Westminster School District Board of Trustees in January 2014 and then elected to the Board in November 2014. She is retired from the City of Westminster where she enjoyed a 40-year career in public service as the Community Services Director and the Assistant City Manager. In addition, Mrs. Loomer has served on numerous community boards, including: Westminster Parks and Recreation Commission, Boys & Girls Club, Rose Theater Foundation, and Westminster High School All Class Reunion. Mrs. Loomer is a former Westminster Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and a Soroptimist Woman of Distinction. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cal State University at Fresno and is proud to be a product of the Westminster School District. Mrs. Loomer has lived in Westminster with her husband for over 50 years. She has two daughters and a granddaughter.

Email Address: pennyloomer@gmail.com 


Khanh Nguyen

Vice President

Mr. Khanh Nguyen was elected to the Westminster School District Board of Trustees in 2014.  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 has 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 



Mary Mangold


Mrs. Mary Mangold was re-elected to the Westminster School District Board of Trustees for a third, 4-year term in 2014.  She has been a credentialed teacher for 30 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in education from Long Beach State University.  Mrs. Mangold has served students in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District for 29 years where she has taught grades 3-7, served as a BTSA mentor teacher and a social studies mentor teacher.  She is also a very active member of the community and has been a Girl Scouts Troop Leader for 13 years.  Mrs. Mangold has been a proud resident of Westminster for 20 years.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, who have attended Westminster School District schools.


Email Address: mmangold@wsdk8.us 


Frances Nguyen


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 


Jamison Power


Mr. Jamison Power was first elected to the Westminster School Board in 2012 and was re-elected for a second term in 2016. He received his B.A. from UC Irvine and his Juris Doctor from UCLA. In his law practice, Mr. Power represents numerous local and national businesses. He also provides free legal assistance to low income families, and has received multiple awards for this 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