Viet-Ly Gonzalez attended Carleton College and received her Master’s in Education at UC Berkeley. Since her college days, she has been working in education: from Minneapolis to San Francisco to Oakland. She taught sixth grade humanities for a number of years and held a variety of teacher leader roles. Participating in the Bay Area Writing Project Summer Institute was one of the most fruitful professional learning sessions Viet-Ly has experienced. She then worked as a secondary language specialist in the English Language Learner and Multilingual Achievement (ELLMA) office in the Oakland Unified School District. This is her first year as Assissant Principal at a large public middle school in Oakland. Viet-Ly feels passionately about supporting teachers and school leaders to build their instructional skill set to best serve ELLs in becoming college, career and community ready. Viet-Ly lives in Oakland, CA, spending much of her time raising two young daughters and training in kung fu.