Lidia Scinski, a professional in educational leadership with 20+ years of experience, joined Whittier Elementary School as Principal in 2014 and held the role through 2016. Prior to this Dr. Scinski had a long and storied career in administration and teaching at numerous elementary and middle schools.

A San Diego State University alumnus, Lidia Scinski started her career by teaching mathematics to grades 7-9. She then took on Assistant Principal roles at numerous schools before rising up the ranks to lead an inner city charter school. Eventually she returned to school to earn her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, and ultimately received her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership through the UCSD & CSUSM Joint Doctoral Program.