Bio: Mr. Paul Hsu
Paul Hsu attended TAS from kindergarten to 12th grade and, after graduating in 1994, studied physics and economics at Swarthmore College. To fulfill his childhood dream of teaching, Paul taught physics at Compton High School, located in the high poverty and under resourced city of Compton, California. After four years, he helped found Animo Venice Charter High School in Venice, California, a public college prep school for underprivileged students. In its third year, Animo Venice received a 6-year WASC accreditation, and within 6 years was listed as a silver medal school by US News and World Report. After a brief stint as a stay-at-home dad, Paul worked as a Program and Policy Development Specialist for Los Angeles Unified School District, conducting turnaround work for 21 of the lowest performing schools in California.
Paul received his M.A. in Social Sciences and Comparative Education, M.Ed. in Secondary Science Teaching, and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from UCLA. Paul is currently the director of Lotus Creek Foundation and co-founder of T-Lab, a collaborative for Taiwan public school teachers focusing on leadership development through peer mentoring and coaching. Paul has 3 kids at TAS--Sydney, Lauren, and Yvonne--in elementary and middle school, and his wife Nancy is a girl scout troop leader. In his off time, Paul helps out the TAS boy's varsity volleyball team and was an occasional substitute teacher for TAS.