Chau Wing Lam
School District of Philadelphia
When Chau was 7 years old, she used to ask my teachers for their extra worksheets, bring them home to my two younger sisters, not then of school-age, and make them do 'homework.' This is how she taught them English, and serves as early evidence of the importance that education stood in her heart. Today, Chau dedicates her days to working with other School District professionals to strategize and implement on the goal of all kids reading at grade level by age 8. She currently serves as a board member for DREAM Philadelphia and though Chau hail from many corners of the globe, she is proud to consider herself a Philadelphian.