Van T. Le, Board Member

Van T. Le, Board Member

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Van Le begins her second term of office as an ESUHSD Board Trustee on December 11, 2014.  The Board of Trustees selected Van to serve in the capacity of Board President for the 2015 school year.  She is very pleased to take this additional responsibility and humbled by the confidence shown by fellow Board Members and the community.


With her passion, dedication and commitment to serve East side students, her focus for the next four years will be to:

  • Continue to ensure fiscal responsibility and transparency for budgets and expenditures
  • Decrease the student achievement gap
  • Form partnerships with new or existing organizations to improve opportunities for students to develop career paths and college opportunities
  • Provide a safe and secure learning environment for students, teachers and staff
  • Encourage and support recruitment of bilingual teachers, including professional development
  • Work with local and state legislators to offer a free college education during the first two years of college, based on President Obama’s directive


Some of Van’s accomplishments include:

  • Saving the District approximately $1 million in the operating budget by reducing expenses
  • Championed and implemented the Annual McKinney-Vento Program Holiday Dinner for students and families, which provides a warm dinner, gift cards, health check-ups and tickets to events such as San Jose Sharks, SaberCats, Harlem Globetrotters and Walking with Dinosaurs
  • Annual visit to all ESUHSD schools, including Adult Education, to observe site programs and activities and be a support to students, teachers and administrators
  • Promote the offering of healthy meals in the schools


Van and her family struggled to integrate to the United States after fleeing Vietnam in 1975. As with most immigrants, they worked hard to overcome the shock of physical displacement, language and cultural changes.  In those first few years, Van worked two jobs to help support her family and attended college part-time.  Van completed her studies in business with a Bachelor’s Degree from San Jose State University.


Always committed to giving back to the community, Van established the Children’s Moon Festival in 1992 to share the Vietnamese culture with the next generation, as well as new neighbors and communities.  She volunteered with many organizations over the years, including:

  • Board Member of Work2future
  • Board Member Boy Scouts of America
  • Former Vice President External Affairs of VACNORCAL
  • Founder of the Viet-American Cultural Foundation (Viet ACF)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, San Jose Museum of Art
  • Former Member, Advisory Board to KNTV Channel 11
  • Founder and organizer of the “Children's Moon Festival,” which is the largest Asian festival in the Bay area, 1992- 2011


In 2001, Van successfully established a State Farm Insurance agency.  The business continues to present day.


Van pledges to work collaboratively with fellow Board Members, administrators, teachers, classified staff, students, parents and community members. She will work tirelessly to help make a difference in each student’s life.  She will support and promote educational opportunities that will open doors for students after high school. 

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.