Press Release

Cyndi Paik, Ed.D., Appointed Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Westminster School District

ORANGE, CA — May 15, 2015 — Orange Unified would like to congratulate Cyndi Paik, Ed.D., Administrative Director of Accountability and Special Programs, on her appointment as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Westminster School District (K-8). The appointment was announced last night at the Westminster Board of Education meeting, and Dr. Paik will assume her new position on July 1.

Dr. Paik has been an educator for 17 years, serving as an elementary teacher, literacy coach, assistant principal (K-8), elementary principal, and most currently as administrative director in Orange Unified.  She has been a tremendous asset to the District’s Educational Services Division, providing leadership and planning expertise in the development of the District Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and supporting principals in the design of their Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA), LCAP budgets and instructional intervention programs. 

“Cyndi has been an invaluable member of the Educational Services Team in Orange.  Her promotion to Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Westminster is well deserved. Cyndi will be greatly missed for her incredible work ethic, focus on student instructional needs, and dedication to developing innovative parent partnerships to support schools,” commented Deputy Superintendent Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D.

In addition to receiving the prestigious Milken Education Award, Dr. Paik has been recognized as a State-wide presenter for her successful leadership of the Federal Program Monitoring (FPM), served on the state California Teacher of the Year panel, and as a principal, was recognized alongside her teachers with the Title 1 Achieving School Award.
The Orange Unified School District community wishes Dr. Paik much success in her new role as Assistant Superintendent in Westminster and her future endeavors as an accomplished educational leader.   

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The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  The school district, founded in 1953, encompasses 108 square miles.  The District office is located at 1401 N. Handy Street, Orange, California.