I graduated from Portland State University (PSU), Portland, OR with a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction. My research focused on the parent-child interaction, especially the role of parents’ involvement in their children’s education. I did my field study in Sacramento, CA at a Hmong charter school.
I had experience working as an employment social work case manager for seven years and three years as a non-sworn officer. In addition, I have numerous years of community-based organization experience where I worked with low-income clients and immigrant parents.
Reason for becoming a Teacher:
As the Hmong Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, I have three goals. I want to identify what has been working well at Noble Academy and how the Hmong program can be improved so that all students can be proficient in Hmong. Secondly, I want to collaborate with Administration to develop and implement a more effective Hmong program at Noble Academy. Third, I want to coordinate with Administration and staff on teaching students to identify, practice, and appreciate their cultural values.
Interesting Facts and Hobbies:
I am an active educator in the Hmong community and an avid qeej player. Besides research and reading, I enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and hunting. My wife and I have four daughters and two sons.