Skip to main content

Principal's message

Meet Our School Leaders

When I came to Broadway, the warmth of the people and the cleanliness of the school made me feel immediately at home. As I work with our faculty and staff, I continue to be impressed by how exceptionally caring and dedicated they are to our students and to our school community. In the school’s calm, nurturing atmosphere, we all work to provide our students the kind of learning environment where they not only receive quality academic instruction but also develop into well-rounded, independent, and responsible citizens.

My primary focus this year is to improve instruction and student learning. I am committed to facilitating and providing teachers the opportunities to collaborate with each other in instructional planning and working with data strategically to meet every student’s needs. Fiscally, I am committed to ensure that all school funding is spent to directly support student learning. I believe in the collective intelligence and creativity of our school community to make Broadway a school where children develop academically and socially to their fullest potential.

It did not take me very long to discover that Broadway is a school full of potential. I hope you will join us in the exciting work of developing that potential as parents and community members.


Susan Wang
Principal of Broadway Elementary School


Wave Underscore B

Assistant Principal McErlean's Bio


Mrs. Paola McErlean is a native Angelino from Mexican descent. Her primary language is Spanish and she holds a BCLAD; which enabled her to teach in the Spanish Dual Language program at Grand View Elementary School.  After teaching in the Spanish Immersion Program, she left Grand View to oversee the Korean and Spanish Dual Language Programs at Wilton Elementary School. 

She completed her undergraduate degree at Cal State Northridge (CSUN) and her graduate degrees at Cal State Los Angeles (CSLA).  She began her career in LAUSD as a Teacher's Assistant in 1993.  After completing her degree, she transitioned to the classroom, where she taught for seven years, before becoming an English Language Coordinator for another seven years.  She was then appointed as a Teaching and Learning Coordinator in the Local District West Office for two years, before serving as Assistant Principal at Broadway Elementary School beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.


Paola McErlean

Assistant Principal


SuanWang Photo 145x195

Principal Wang’s Bio

Ms. Susan Wang grew up in Taiwan and is a native Mandarin speaker. As a teenager she came to the United States and completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at UCLA. She has been serving LAUSD for over twenty years. She taught severely autistic young children for thirteen years, was a program specialist in the district office, an assistant principal for six years at two schools, and began serving as principal at Broadway in the 2008–09 school year.