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Five AANHPI Educators in the California K-12 Sector You Should Know!

By Fabiola Prieto

This month we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an initiative to recognize and elevate the contributions of individuals who share the attributes of resilience, sensibility, and vision.

To commemorate, the California Charter Schools Association put together a list of five notable individuals from the AANHPI community that are making a big difference in the lives of the children they serve and their communities.


Ellen Lin is the Chief Operating Officer at Green Dot Public Schools

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Salman Khan is the founder of Khan Academy. He's a prominent education technology entrepeneur recognized internationally for his work providing access to online learning tools and tutoring. 

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Watch Sal Khan segment on education at the Carlos Watson Show.



Dr. Ivonne Chan is the recipient of the National Educator Award by the California State Department of Education and the Milken Educator Award

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Watch a feature of Yvonne Chan by the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream. 



Emmile Brack is the Director of Operations at National Equity Project.

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Dr. Cristina de Jesus is the CEO at Green Dot Public Schools, CA and serves as Board Chair at CCSA. 

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