Guest Instructor, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Natomas Charter School
Ting Lan Sun is co-founder and the Executive Director of Natomas Charter School (NCS). She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of education as a teacher, administrator, and education reformer. From 1997–2000, she was an Educational Programs Consultant in the California Department of Education’s Charter Schools Unit where she participated in the development of charter school administrative policies and regulations, and the administration of the federal public charter schools grant program.
Ting was Vice President of Leadership and Quality for the California Charter Schools Association from 2003-2006 where she developed and implemented the Association’s quality assurance strategy and initiatives, including standards articulation, quality site visits and program reviews.
In 2015, Ting was appointed to the California State Board of Education (SBE) by Governor Jerry Brown. She also served on California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) from 2007-2011 and was Chair of the CTC from 2009-2011.
In the local community, Ting serves on the board of the Golden 1 Credit Union and on the Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Judicial Library Learning Center Foundation. She was named a Woman Who Means Business by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2017.
Ting received her BA in Latin and English from Austin College, an MA in education from Stanford University, and Ph.D. in education from UC Davis.
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