Pyongduk “Di” Yim was selected as Burlingame High School’s new principal, effective July 1.
Her appointment, on the recommendation of Superintendent Scott Laurence, was approved by a unanimous vote of the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees May 9 in San Mateo.
Yim, a professional educator for 19 years, is currently the chief academic officer at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale where she serves as administrative liaison to various departments including English, English learner programs, guidance math, special education, social science and world language.
Yim also oversees Fremont’s accelerated academic programs, the student assistance team, the intervention team and the crisis/mental health team. In addition, she supervises guidance events and provides professional development support in her present district.
Yim’s career in education reflects a unique combination of experience as a teacher, assistant principal and chief academic officer. As an assistant principal, prior to her tenure at Fremont, she served in a variety of academic/program capacities at East Boston High School. At Boston Latin Academy, she taught courses in Latin and she was an advisor for various student clubs.
A graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard University, Yim lives in Santa Clara.