Lan Nguyen, Board Member

Lan Nguyen, Board Member


Lan was elected to the Board of Trustees of the East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD) in November 2004 and re-elected in November of 2008 and 2012. He was elected by fellow Board members to serve as Board President in 2007 and again in 2010.  In 2013, he served as the Chair of the Board Audit Committee. Lan has lived and worked in the East Side community for almost 30 years.

Lan's goals and priorities include:

  • Provide students with the support they need to succeed
  • Prepare students for college by strengthening the curriculum in math, science, writing and literacy
  • Ensure fiscal accountability by effectively managing district's funds
  • Attract and retain dedicated teachers with more resources and better training
  • Ensure safe school environment by promoting collaboration among teachers, administrators, parents, and community members


In addition to serving on the ESUHSD Board of Trustees, Lan is working as a program manager for the Santa Clara County Mental Health Department. He has been working at the County for 12 years in various capacities and departments. Prior to his employment with the County, Lan spent 10 years working as a mental health clinician and administrator at community based organizations providing counseling and social support services to Santa Clara County's diverse communities and families.

For over two decades, Lan has been an active member in the community.  In 1992, he joined the Board of the Vietnamese-American Forum.  With other Board Members, he organized the annual dinner banquet to honor and celebrate distinguished community leaders who had made a significant impact to the local community.  Through this organization, Lan became involved with the political process.  He coordinated the first Political Candidate Forum for the Vietnamese community in 1992.  The forum drew political candidates from many levels of government, including the California State Senate, State Assembly, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and San Jose City Council.  Lan became the Chair of the Vietnamese-American Forum in 1992 and Committee Chair of other political candidate forums in 1994, 1996, and 1998.

Lan is a true believer of preserving one's cultural heritage. He has taught Vietnamese language and culture to children and youth at the Queen the Martyr of Vietnamese Mission in San Jose from 1987 to 2002.  From 1992 to 1999, Lan co-organized the annual Mid-Autumn Festival for the children and their families to learn and celebrate their cultural heritage.  
In addition, Lan served as board and advisory board members, including the Asian American Recovery Services Inc. (AARS), Santa Clara County Mental Health Board, Santa Clara County Community Health Center Board, and the Viet-Heritage Foundation.

Lan is a graduate of Andrew P. Hill High School. He earned a B.A. Degree in Business Administration and Psychology from San Jose State University and an M.A. Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử
(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.