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Ying Lee

Supervisor, Preschool & Pre K-3 Literacy, Central Unified School District

Ying Lee is a first-generation Hmong American daughter of hard-working, farming parents. Growing up in a home where her parents placed a strong emphasis on helping others, it wasn’t a surprise that Ying also wanted her work in life to be about service. Early on, Ying had a connection with young children, and it was only natural that she would find herself in the education world, teaching kindergarten. In 2010, Ying developed the first transitional kindergarten classroom in Fresno County. In 2015, she had a calling to expand her passion for teaching children and she wanted to share her belief that all children deserve a quality education by building the capacity of adults to better serve students and the community. Ying served as a guidance instructional advisor and then a principal at Central Unified School District before stepping into a district administration role to oversee early education. She continues to advocate for equitable access to a rich, learning environment for all students, where everyone is treated with compassion