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Orange County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Kim Oanh Nguyen-Lam

Candidate for
Board Member; Garden Grove Unified School District

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Professor + Executive Director, Center for Language Minority Education and Research, CSU Long Beach, 93-present; served as teacher, project director, and teacher trainer in Orange County 80-93; graduate of Edison High School; B.A. in Psychology, CSULB; M.A. Education Psychology, USIU; M.A. in Ed Admin, Pepperdine University, Ph.D. in Education, CIIS; Parent of La Quinta HS and McGarvin graduates.

Education Background:

  • Ph.D.: Transformative Learning- Education Leadership, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2002
  • M.A.: Education Administration, Pepperdine University, 1990
  • M.A.: Education Psychology, United States International University, 1983
  • B.A.: Psychology, CSU Long Beach, 1980

Language Ability: English, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Professional Experience:

  • University Professor, Lecturer: 1993-Present
  • Interim Executive Director, Education Research Center + CLMER: 2003 + Present
  • Teacher Educator + Professional Development Specialist: 1989 + 2003
  • Classroom Teacher + 1980 + 1993

Administrative and Fiscal Management Experience:

  • Project Director: o Title II: Transition to Teaching: Teacher Preparation Project, 2002 + present ($1.9 million) o Title III: English Language Acquisition: Preparing Teachers of English Language Learners, 2002 + present ($1.5 million) o PT3: Preparing Tomorrow Teachers for Technology: LEARN + Learning Equity and Access Network, 2003 + present ($2.5 million) o Title VII: Preparing Teachers of English Language Learners, 1998-2002 ($1.3 million)
  • Interim Executive Director: Center for Language Education and Research, 2002 - Present

Educational Leadership:

  • Serving on California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Advisory Panels and Curriculum Review Committees: CLAD/BCLAD, SDAIE, SB 365, SB 2042, AB 1059, CSET Exam Development, PQR: Program Quality Review for School Districts, BIRC + Board of Institutional Review for Schools and Colleges of Education
  • President: National Association for the Education and Advancement of Southeast Asian Americans, 1998-2000
  • Board Member: National Task Force on Recruitment, Preparation, and Retention of Highly Qualified Teachers and Teachers of Color, 1996-1998
  • Board Member: National Society of Instructional Technology, 2002 - present

Volunteer Work / Community Involvement:

  • President, La Quinta High School Parent-Teacher-Staff-Student-Organization, LQPTSSO, 2002-2004
  • Member, La Quinta High School Parent-Teacher-Staff-Student-Organization, LQPTSSO, 2000-2004
  • School Site Council Member: Mc Garvin Intermediate School 1998-2002; La Quinta High School, 2000-2004
  • GGUSD Committee Member: Facility Management, Promotion and Retention, 2001-2002
  • Board/Committee Member: Melinda & Bill GATES Millennium Scholarship Fund, Establishing Criteria for Selection of National Gates Millennium Scholars, 2000-2002
  • Organizer, Teacher: Training Summer Institutes for Community-based Heritage Language Schools and Centers, 2000-2002
  • Organizer and Instructor: Adult ESL Classes, 1998-2000
  • Organizer and Director: Language Program for Holy Spirit Church, F.V., 1998
  • Teacher: Holy Spirit Church Religious Ed, Fountain Valley, 1993-1995
  • Organizer and Instructor: Pre-school classes for Holy Spirit Church, Fountain Valley, 1990-1992

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