January is School Board Recognition Month, where we salute our MUSD Board of Education Trustees who aid in supporting student success by establishing our mission, vision, policy priorities, budget and benchmarks. This year we are highlighting each of our trustees.
Name: Kelly Yip-Chuan
Current School Board Title: Board Vice President
Years on School Board: 5+
Past School Board Titles w/years: 2023-Present Board Vice President, 2022-2023 Board Clerk, 2021-2022 Board President, 2020-2021 Board Vice President, 2019-2020 Board Clerk, 2018-2019 Board Trustee
Professional Occupation: Real Estate/Mortgage Broker & Notary Public
How long have you lived in Milpitas? Since 2008
Did you attend MUSD schools? No
Do you have any children who currently attend or attended MUSD schools? Yes, currently my three daughters are attending MUSD- Kaylana is a senior at MHS, Carissa is a freshman at MHS, Karina is a 7th grader at TRMS
What motivated you to want to join the MUSD Board of Education? Having served in various PTAs, School Site Council, CBAC and being a substitute teacher for many years motivated me to do more. Being an involved parent gave me some insights into what's going on at the school. Being a teacher in the classroom gave me a different perspective. I have different viewpoints and experiences that could benefit the district.
What do you feel is the most important part of being on the school board? Listening to the needs of our district and finding ways to address them through our mission, vision, policies and resources. Each of the board members have a unique and valuable background we bring to the table to collaborate and find solutions.
What are you most proud of during your term on the school board? There are so many things to be proud of serving in one of the finest districts. Notably, the recent inauguration of the MUSD Innovation Campus marks a significant milestone, and I am excited for the groundbreaking ceremony of our upcoming MHS Performing Arts Center. MUSD creates pathways that empower students to succeed in their chosen field. I am also proud of our MUSD team. To be successful in carrying out our mission, vision, policies, and ultimate objectives, you need to have a team of hard working and dedicated individuals. I am also super proud of our Superintendent Cheryl Jordan for being recognized as ACSA State Superintendent of the Year. Witnessing this historic achievement together with our entire board in Sacramento was truly a memorable experience.
What is your favorite pastime? Traveling, playing volleyball, going to the gym, binge-watching all my favorite shows (Law & Order SVU, Chicago Fire, Quantum Leap, AGT) that I missed during my busy schedule.
Tell us something about yourself that we may not know: I have over 50+ first cousins just on my mom's side.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:
The governing board of Milpitas Unified School District will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.