KRON4 was on campus to report on the beginning of Eastside’s 20th school year as part of their “Ready 4 School” series.
The Stanford Graduate School of Education is honoring Eastside’s vice principal and co-founder Helen Kim for their inaugural Alumni Excellence in Education Award.
Over the years, Helen has worn many hats and has been instrumental in shaping Eastside’s culture and curriculum. In the first several years, Helen developed the curriculum for every course. She taught the majority of classes and, as the school’s student body and faculty grew, took on numerous responsibilities as vice principal. Today she is the primary point of contact for parents, leads the faculty, guides the curriculum, and has brought to fruition numerous programs on campus.
Helen leads by example, demonstrating unwavering dedication to each of Eastside’s students. Now, in Eastside’s 20th school year, in addition to welcoming our biggest student body yet, we will continue to serve nearly 500 Eastside graduates in college or pursuing professional careers, nearly all the first in their families to do so. You can read more about Helen’s well-deserved award here.
Each of our graduates has their own story of a new path taken, a testament to Eastside’s educational model and the effectiveness of our alumni and career pathways programs. Our alumni program provides graduates with the support to meet the challenges of college as they break new ground in their families by earning college degrees. Our career pathways program builds on this by offering guidance, internship opportunities and professional connections as alumni begin to connect their high school and college classes with fulfilling careers. Below are just a few success stories from our group of 2015 college graduates: