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State Board Welcomes Kevin Wang, New Member

Release Date: 

May 19, 2020

Summary: Governor J. Inslee has appointed Kevin Wang, former educator and Microsoft engineer to the Washington State Board of Education.

Educator, engineer, and social entrepreneur, Kevin Wang of Bellevue was appointed to the State Board of Education and sworn-in during a virtual Board Meeting on May 13. Wang has dedicated his life to STEM education access, and equity. He taught high school Computer Science (CS) after completing his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. As a graduate student, he served as a Teaching Fellow for introductory classes and taught an after-school programming class.

"Kevin's insights and experience will be of great value to the Board," said Washington State Board of Education Chair, Peter Maier. "He brings classroom experience, as well as a passion for technology access for all students in our state. Please join us in welcoming this excellent addition to the Board."

Wang was an engineer at Microsoft, involved in launching Office 365, and founded the Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS program which he led for the past 10 years. TEALS has helped 1,000+ high schools across the country build and grow successful, sustainable, and diverse Computer Science programs.

Kevin Wang's work has been featured in the New York Times, on CNN, in USA Today, and he has published award winning peer reviewed papers on topics in Computer Science education. Read more about him on SBE's Board Member bio page, and watch the swearing-in, held during the May 13-14 Board Meeting, courtesy of TVW.

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