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SUNGWAN SO  Advisory Council

Sungwan has been a dedicated Teacher in LAUSD since 2003, a GATE coordinator since 2015, and currently serves as a fifth-grade Teacher at West Vernon Elementary School in South Los Angeles.  


Sungwan was instrumental in launching The Young Shakespeareans program at West Vernon Elementary School in 2017, continues to serve as its Liaison Teacher, and is dedicated to its growth and the success of its students. He donates his photographic talents to documenting the students’ achievements at school and benefit performances, and is proud to be a member of TYS’ Advisory Council.


Born in Hong Kong, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology, and a Masters of Philosophy in Anthropology, both from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Sungwan came to the United States at 25 years of age to attend USC’s Visual Anthropology program, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. He enjoys cooking (and eating), and is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, and is a "Good-Reads" 5-star author of "C is for China", one of a series of his children's books about China available on Amazon.

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