Dr. Alice Chung is the latest new administrator to join the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.
The Santa Monica- Malibu Board of Education approved Chung’s appointment as its new director of child development services at its Dec. 13 meeting.
“I would like to welcome Dr. Chung to the school district,” said superintendent Sandra Lyon.
Chung comes to Santa Monica  from the Riverside County Office of Education, where she has been serving as the early reading first grant director, a program created by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Prior to holding her position in Riverside, she was a teacher in San Bernardino’s Preschool Services Department. Chung has also been the quality assurance program manager, children services program manager, Head Start site supervisor and a National Head Start Fellow with the Office of Head Start in Washington, D.C. and an adjunct professor at the Universities of Phoenix and La Verne.
As grant director and coordinator, she planned, directed, and coordinated policy, evaluation, assessment, and research related to grant funding created and implemented professional development to support new standards and assessments and worked with school districts to align early child care standards, assessment, and accountability systems.
Chung also has extensive knowledge of effective administrative practices as well as of curriculum and instructional techniques and methods appropriate for a child development program, said a district spokesperson.