Celia Pascual, Director of Upper School, has worked in public education for 19 years. Prior to joining Yu Ming in the fall of 2016, Celia was a District Mathematics Specialist at Oakland Unified School District. In this role, she led teams of teachers to develop curriculum and assessments aligned to Common Core State Standards. Celia has led professional development for hundreds of teachers each year and served as an instructional coach to several elementary school sites across the district, supporting both teachers and administrators. She is a former Project GLAD trainer, with expertise in second language acquisition. She earned her National Board Certification after 8 years as an elementary and middle school teacher. Celia earned a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley and received her Administrative Credential and MA in Educational Leadership from Reach Institute for School Leadership.