Hanah Nguyen

Hanah is passionate about supporting educators across Washington DC in their journeys to center student and adult well-being at the core of their practice as they adopt the Whole Child Model. She has the honor of working with visionary school teams to reimagine, build, and spread learning environments that best prepare all children to thrive.

Prior to Transcend, she taught at Van Ness Elementary where social-emotional learning and diversity, equity and inclusion work stands at the core of her classroom. She successfully implemented high quality SEL during the pandemic while leading teachers in her professional learning community through the Whole Child Collaborative.

Her work has been featured on Edutopia, the TODAY show, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. In her seventeen years in education, Hanah has elevated teacher practices as Assistant Principal and created culturally relevant literacy curriculum across the charter network. She believes in the transformative power of creating learning experiences that foster a sense of belonging across diverse perspectives as well as designing spaces where students feeling safe, loved & valued, and can be successful. She studied Child and Adolescent Development at San Jose State University and Educational Leadership at Santa Clara University.


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