Dr. Alice Lee Named Principal of Richmond Street Elementary School

At the Board of Education meeting on May 12th, the Board appointed Dr. Alice Lee as Principal at Richmond Street School (RSS) for the 2015/16 school year. The principal opening at RSS attracted a large and highly competitive pool of applicants. Dr. Farris conducted three focus group meetings with the faculty, classified employees, and parents to seek input regarding desirable qualities in the RSS principal. The hiring process included paper screening to identify candidates who were highly qualified, an initial  screening interview, a comprehensive panel interview, writing prompt, a finalist interview, and reference check.  In the end, Dr. Alice Lee had proven she was the best selection to lead RSS as principal.


Dr. Alice Lee is a three-time UCLA graduate with a B.A. in Communication Studies specializing in the Diversified Liberal Arts Program, a Master’s in Education, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.  She has been with the El Segundo Unified School District for the past three years as the Assistant Principal at El Segundo Middle School (ESMS).  During her time at the middle school, ESMS became a fully authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme school, the first and only the in the South Bay districts.  ESMS also was recently recognized by the state of California as a Gold Ribbon School, which is a reflection of the dedication, hard work, and vision of the school’s educational community.  She also serves as the district’s English Learner Coordinator, ensuring that the needs of our English Learner (EL) community are met.

Prior to her time at ESMS, she served as an instructional coach at YES Academy at Hyde Park Elementary School in Los Angeles where she was involved with designing and providing professional development for teachers, supporting the EL program, and analyzing student data.  Before that she spent three years at 3rd Street Elementary School as their 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 EL Development Demonstration Teacher, as well as serving as a Master Teacher for student teachers.  Dr. Lee also taught with UCLA’s Mathematician’s Institute teaching gifted and remedial students in grades 4 through 8.  Dr. Lee also has experience teaching English in Korea as well as Thailand.  She is currently a guest lecturer at Vanguard University teaching curriculum design. 

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Alice Lee on her promotion to Principal at RSS!

Warmest Regards,

Melissa Moore, Ed.D.