Many members of our teaching community are already familiar with Jessie Chen. Apart from founding VIPKID with CEO Cindy Mi, she currently oversees all operations involving the teaching community and our core curriculum.
On her most recent trip to the United States, two teachers (Christina Ruiz and Anna Torres) joined Co-founder Jessie and VIPKID US Public Policy Head, Wenchi Yu, on her visit to the City Hall of Los Angeles. There, they met with deputy mayor Nina Hachigian, the mayor’s senior advisor on education policy and economic opportunity, Steve Zimmer, and director of International Relations, Policy, and Protocol, Dilpreet Sidhu.
During the meeting, teachers Christina and Anna shared their experience teaching for VIPKID. They also discussed the growing community of teachers, Fast Pass events, and other community activities. The mayor’s office praised VIPKID for its innovation and noted mayor Eric Garcetti’s goal of making L.A. schools completely bilingual by 2030.
VIPKID also invited mayor Garcetti to visit our headquarters in Beijing during his next visit to China. If he does come, we’ll make sure to keep you updated in the blog!