George Lucas Educational Foundation

Don Vu

Elementary School Principal

Don Vu has been an elementary school teacher and principal for 24 years. This school year, he's taking a "gap year" to be a full-time dad and amateur gardener. He is a former refugee and second language learner who understands the challenges of learning a new language and culture. He also knows that reading can be transformative and life-changing. 

Don and his former staff chartered the Broncos Read campaign in 2014 to foster the love of literacy. In 2017, he received the Celebrate Literacy Award from the California Reading Association. In 2018, the school received the Exemplary Reading Program Award from the International Literacy Association (ILA). In 2019, the school became eligible for the California Distinguished School Award.

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  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    How to Get the Most Out of a Diverse Classroom Library

    Many teachers are working to bring in books that provide students with windows and mirrors. Once the books are in the room, what’s next?
  • Diversity

    Passport to Tolerance

    Exploring and celebrating the different cultures that make up America is a great way to make schools safe and welcoming for all.