As a first-generation college student proudly raised in an immigrant household, Eveleen Hsu believes in the transformative power of a liberatory education involving families and communities. In her current role as Managing Director of Equity and Engagement, Eveleen works closely with families and communities in both Boston and Lynn to ensure that families and communities are at the table co-authoring the vision for our schools. In addition to family and community engagement, Eveleen leads and facilitates the region’s social justice work to ensure that we breathe life into our commitment of being an anti-racism organization. Through leading professional development, involving diverse voices, working closely with leaders, and coaching, Eveleen works alongside staff, families, and communities to advance our racial justice mission.
As a mother herself, Eveleen is passionate about centering student voice and ensuring that our youth feel seen, heard, and valued. Previously, Eveleen was the founding principal of KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary which she oversaw the growth from 19 staff and 125 students to over 70 staff and 630 students in grades K-4 within six years. During that time, Eveleen is most proud of her staff, students, and families’ commitment to creating a loving and rigorous learning environment prioritizing family engagement and the development of critical consciousness among students and staff. Out of the 950 elementary schools in Massachusetts that completed the state MCAS test, KALE was in the 90th percentile for ELA and 85th percentile for Math. Prior to becoming a principal, Eveleen was an instructional coach and taught reading, writing, and history in grades 5-8 and high school, in both the public school and public charter school sphere. This is her 12th year with KIPP Massachusetts.