Mr. Paul Cheng has been an educator with the San Francisco Unified School District for 34 years. He served in many roles from teacher to curriculum specialist to principal. For 16 years, Paul was the principal for the award winning Lowell High School and since his retirement in 2006, has served as a consultant for the Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD), headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Prior to his career as an educator, Paul was a staunch civil rights advocate, working with the Urban Corps and as a VISTA volunteer.
Over the past four plus decades, Mr. Cheng has also been active with a number of professional, community, civic, and educational organizations. He has served on the San Francisco Civil Grand Jury and has been an alumni volunteer-advisor for the Graduate College of Education at San Francisco State University. He was also a co-coordinator of the student exchange program between Lowell High School and Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated School. Paul earned a BA in political science and an MAT in social sciences/secondary education from Harpur College/SUNY-Binghamton. He earned his second MA in educational administration from San Francisco State University. Paul has been on the Board of the 1990 Institute for over 7 years and was a program advisor for its annual “China Now For Teachers” summer workshop.