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Gia Truong currently serves as chief executive officer at Envision Education, a mission-driven organization, committed to transforming the lives of low-income first generation college-bound students with two strategies: operating charter schools and consulting and training others to scale impact. Committed to dramatically improving educational experiences, outcomes, and life options for students who have been historically underserved, Ms. Truong has led a career in education that spans almost 20 years including classroom and leadership positions in both districts and charter organizations.
Prior to joining Envision, Gia was the executive officer of Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) 60-member Curriculum and Instruction Department, where she led strategic planning and reorganization; and OUSD’s Effective Principals and Leadership Task Force. Previous to that, Gia was OUSD’s network executive officer and led a network of middle schools. She also has served as principal of Urban Promise Academy and as a teacher for 8 years in both district and charter schools. Gia has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Asian-American Studies from San Francisco State University, a master’s degree in teaching from Brown University, and earned her administrative credential through the New Leaders Principal Residency Program. She is a Fellow of the 15th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.