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Staff Spotlight: Lan Nguyen

March 7, 2017

Lan Nguyen graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and a M.A. in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2012, Lan joined Teach for America and taught 5th grade for three years in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods. That experience solidified her belief that all children deserve a quality education. After relocating to Charlotte, Lan joined Heart in August 2015 to continue her commitment to education. Lan deeply believes that a quality education is our greatest tool to breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering our students to create the change they want to see in the world.

Lan was the Program Coordinator at Montclaire Elementary for the 2014-15 school year and is currently the Program Coordinator at Billingsville Leadership Academy and Highland Renaissance Academy.

Here are Lan’s answers to our spotlight questions:

What is your favorite or book?

“My favorite books are the Harry Potter series!”

What is your favorite education quote?

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be”- Rita Pierson

What is your favorite number?

“16, the classroom number of my favorite teacher in 3rd grade.”

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