New Assistant Principal Named at ESMS

El Segundo Middle School Brings Dr. Alice Lee Onboard

New Assistant Principal to begin duties in August

 El Segundo, CA – June 28, 2012 – With the recent appointment of Dr. Jack Plotkin as the newly installed Principal of El Segundo Middle School, the search was on for someone to assist him with the duties of running the school of close to 800 students.  Enter Dr. Alice Lee, formerly of Los Angeles Unified School District, who comes with an extraordinarily deep background of various duties over her eight years in education.

When introducing Dr. Lee to the El Segundo Unified School Board at the June 26 meeting, Dr. Plotkin reiterated Dr. Lee’s qualifications, along with his belief that she will bring a “fresh perspective to El Segundo Middle School, as well as help take this school where it needs to go as it continues developing the International Baccalaureate Program.” 

A UCLA graduate with a B.A. in Communication Studies specializing in the Diversified Liberal Arts Program, Dr. Lee earned her teaching credential at UCLA as well as a Master’s in Education, before continuing at Cal State University Dominguez Hills for her Administrative Services Credential, ultimately returning to UCLA to graduate in June from their Educational Leadership Program with her Doctor of Education.

Her last position was at the YES Academy at Hyde Park Elementary School where she was involved with designing and providing professional development for teachers, supporting the English Language Learner program, analyzing student data, serving as testing coordinator as well as Technology Chair.  Before that she spent three years at 3rd Street Elementary School as a Title III Coordinator.  Her classroom teaching experience encompasses three years at 32nd Street Performing Arts Magnet in Los Angeles where she was the Gifted and Talented Education Coordinator, an English Language Development Demonstration Teacher, as well as serving as a Master Teacher for students from USC, Cal State LA and the Los Angeles Trade Technical College.  Dr. Lee is an experienced conference workshop presenter who also taught English as a second language in Korea as well as Thailand.

Dr. Lee shared with the ESUSD School Board that she is “very honored and excited to have a chance to be part of such a wonderful school district,” and she is excited at the challenges that await her at El Segundo Middle School.