Cindy Bak, Ed.D. Resume

OBJECTIVE: Principal

QUALIFICATIONS: Diligent, resourceful educator with expert knowledge in instructional strategies to meet the Common Core State Standards, curriculum design, educational technology, diverse student populations, data-driven decision making, and community involvement


July 2015 – Present Beechwood School, Fullerton School District, Assistant Principal

  • Assisted principal with setting the instructional vision and building a positive school culture
  • Facilitated the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program
  • Engaged the staff and community in Tier 1 and Tier 2 implementation of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program
  • Supported teacher growth and development through goal setting and the evaluation process

July 2013 – June 2015 Rowland Unified School District, Program Specialist

  • Coordinated Communities of Practice with acquired Cotsen Strategic Opportunity Grant
  • Designed and implemented trainings on Educational Technology, Common Core State Standards, Close Reading, Accountable Talk, Academic Vocabulary, Balanced Literacy
  • Compiled and analyzed student data reports and classroom observation data to identify and assess site needs for instructional coaching and support
  • Coached teachers in interpreting and implementing district-approved, open source curriculum, including the Core Knowledge Language Arts and Expeditionary Learning curriculum
  • Supported in the organization of curriculum orders and distribution of textbooks
  • Conducted mock William’s visits and provided feedback to school sites

Aug 2011 - July 2013 Rowland Unified School District, Teacher (Kindergarten - 2nd grade)

  • Established a positive rapport with students, parents, staff, and community
  • Coordinated and implemented parent education night with acquired grants
  • Acquired numerous grants for technology and other instructional materials
  • Engaged in collaborative inquiry through the Cotsen Foundation to implement the writing workshop and Cognitively Guided Instruction in math

Aug 2010 - July 2011 Rowland Unified School District, Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA)

  • Served as teacher liaison in partnership between Rowland USD and Ball Foundation
  • Designed and facilitated professional development for teachers and administrators
  • Contributed to the development of the Framework for Efficacious Instruction

Aug 2006 - June 2010 Blandford Elementary School, Rowland USD, Teacher (Kindergarten - 2nd grade)

  • Effective educator, grade level lead, and community event coordinator


May 2015 University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education

  • Educational Doctorate in K-12 Leadership

May 2010 Concordia University, Irvine

  • Masters of Arts in Educational Administration

May 2005 California State University, Fullerton

  • Multiple Subject CLAD Credential

June 2004 University of California, Irvine

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with Minor in Educational Studies


  • Association of California School Administrators Region XII, Member
  • Association of California School Administrators Region XII, Scholarship Recipient 2017
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Member
  • Computer Using Educators Orange County Affiliate, Member
  • Cotsen Foundation Principals' Technology Network, Facilitator
  • Cotsen Foundation Art of Teaching, Alumna Fellow
  • Fullerton School District Strengthening Your Core Conference, Presenter 2016
  • Phi Delta Kappa, USC Chapter Member
  • Teachers College Columbia University Summer Institute for Reading and Writing , Graduate