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About the Principal
Mr. Keoni Dang is a dedicated husband and father of three. He was raised in Cheney, Washington, and attended Cheney High School, Spokane Falls Community College, Warner Pacific College, and the University of Phoenix. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Math Education and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration and Supervision. He started his career in Portland, Oregon as a classroom teacher and athletics coach before coming to Phoenix Union High School District. He is currently in his 13th year in education.
After helping to open Fairfax High School as a math and AVID teacher, he became a professional development specialist focusing on instructional coaching and mentoring. Mr. Dang then transitioned into administration taking on the role of Assistant Principal for Student Success; overseeing interventions and campus safety. Mr. Dang transitioned from Fairfax to become the Assistant Principal of Opportunities and Assistant Principal of Instruction at Metro Tech High School. During his one and a half years at Metro Tech, he helped move Metro Tech's athletic programs to the AIA, implemented instructional best practices, oversaw academic interventions, and increased student achievement. He was then given the opportunity to serve as the Assistant Principal of Instruction at Alhambra High School, captaining the AVID program and all things instruction. During this time, Mr. Dang began an extensive collaboration with AVID becoming a staff developer, national trainer, consultant, and author for the AVID system.
After an intense principal selection process for a new AVID specialty school in the Phoenix Union High School District, Mr. Dang was chosen to be the principal of Phoenix Union-Wilson College Prep where he currently has the honor of serving the students, staff, families, and community. Mr. Dang has envisioned and developed Wilson College Prep from the ground up. Under his leadership, the school has developed a strong college and career going community anchored by the AVID program. Mr. Dang continues to focus on developing school-wide systems for increasing post-secondary academic preparedness, providing opportunity knowledge for students and families, and building student agency while also working to instill the values of growth, collaboration, family, respect, and achievement.