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Don Vu

Elementary School Principal

Don Vu is the principal of Barrett Ranch Elementary School in the Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District in Northern California. His school is the recipient of the 2018 Exemplary Reading Program Award from the International Literacy Association and the 2017 Celebrate Literacy Award from the California Reading Association and the Placer Area Reading Council.
Don has been an educator for about 24 years. He has been a world traveler since 1975, starting as a Vietnamese refugee coming to America. He believes that school is where the seeds are sown in building a better America. 

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