Natalie Leung

Features Editor

Ringing in the 2021-2022 school year, there’s a new face in administration at High School North: Dr. Fay Kim. Dr. Kim, who previously worked at Lawrence High School, is the new assistant principal at HSN. When asked how the first few weeks of school have been so far, Dr. Kim says, “The students and staff have been extremely welcoming and positive.” 

Dr. Kim has a bachelor’s degree in English from Bryn Mawr College, a master’s degree in school administration from Rowan University, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Rider University and has been working in education for 23 years. Dr. Kim began her career working as a middle school English teacher at Southern Regional School District in Ocean County, NJ. During the latter half of her career, Dr. Kim worked at various high schools, including Moorestown, Rancocas Valley, and Highland Park High School. Most recently, she moved into administration at Lawrence High School, where she served as assistant principal for six years.  

Dr. Kim, Courtesy of Dr. Kim

According to Dr. Kim, she was drawn to High School North because of a district commitment to having a positive impact on the student body and larger community. That, along with West Windsor-Plainsboro’s tradition of academic excellence, convinced Dr. Kim to take the assistant principal position at HSN. 

Dr. Kim believes that hands-on approach works best with students—creating connections and developing long-lasting relationships. Bringing this passion with her, Dr. Kim’s goal of the year is for, “HSN students to know I care about them and their well-being.” As HSN attempts to navigate returning to school post-covid, Dr. Kim also hopes to aid in the smooth transition for staff, students, and families. 

Outside of the school environment, Dr. Kim can be found reading for pleasure–– something she’s always loved to do, and has made a priority after finishing her doctorate. Her other hobbies include dancing, gardening, and traveling.

Dr. Kim is beyond thrilled about beginning her position at High School North, but what excites her the most she says is, “Getting to know the students! I’m very excited about building on traditions and school culture that were put on hiatus with the pandemic and virtual/hybrid learning.” 

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