Kirk Lee


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.