ABC Unified Board of Education Selects New Leaders for 2024

ABC Unified Board of Education Selects New Leaders for 2024

The ABC Unified School District Board of Education selected a new president, vice president, and clerk at its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. The board’s “reorganization” takes place each December, where new officers are selected to serve the coming calendar year. This year, the board chose Mrs. Sophia Tse to serve as president, Mr. Ernie Nishii to serve as vice president, and Mr. Fransico Noyola to serve as clerk. All began their terms immediately after being selected. 

“I am very honored to have the trust of my colleagues to lead the board in the coming year,” said Mrs. Tse, who will be serving as president for the third time since she joined the board in 2007. “I would like to thank the outgoing president, Mr. Brad Beach, who did a remarkable job. I hope to build on the success we have had in moving our schools forward in this new post-pandemic world.”

Outgoing president Mr. Brad Beach was recognized for his year of service by elected officials and community leaders. During his year as president, he oversaw continued improvements to schools through Measure BB - the school improvement bond passed by voters in 2018, led the search for a new superintendent - resulting in the selection of Dr. Gina Zietlow, and visited every school in the district through his 30 schools in 30 weeks video series. 

“It was a great year, full of unique and unforeseen challenges,” said Mr. Beach. “I am so proud of all we accomplished and the direction we’re headed. I know Mrs. Tse will do a fantastic job as president.”

The ABCUSD Board of Education typically meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are held at the ABCUSD District Office located at 16700 Norwalk Boulevard in Cerritos. You can learn more about the Board of Education at the District’s website: