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 and reorganization 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 space, which is a non-profit/university/government collaborative and a hub for educators that has attracted teachers and administrators from all over Taiwan.  He also heads t lab, a peer mentoring and coaching program for Taiwan public school teachers, and is on the board of Microtek International, Inc.  Paul has three kids at TAS across middle and upper school, and previously helped coach the boy's varsity volleyball team as well as substitute taught on occasion.