Mr. Bill Kwong is a seasoned educator and has worked at independent schools in New York City and in the San Francisco Bay area for over 35 years. Prior to his retirement, Bill served as the Director of Global Initiatives at Crystal Springs Uplands School. In that role, Mr. Kwong took many students, teachers, administrators, and interested individuals to China and to other Asian countries on study tours since 1991. As a teacher and administrator, he has focused on creating transformative experiences for students and has deep experience and passion for intercultural communication, education, history, current events, and understanding.
Mr. Kwong has also provided his services to a number of not-for-profit organizations. He has been on the Board of the 1990 Institute for over 9 years and has participated in a number of the Institute’s educational and environmental initiatives. Bill also regularly volunteers at LifeMoves homeless shelters, the Arbor Bay School for students with learning differences, Second Harvest Food Bank, Self-Help for the Elderly, Avalon Academy for students with movement disorder, and Sunrise Senior Living. A native of Hong Kong, Mr. Kwong obtained his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and has master’s degrees from New York University and Stanford University. In 2011, Mr. Kwong was the recipient of the Mayor’s Diversity Celebration Award given to a member of the Hillsborough community by the County of San Mateo.