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Albert Ngo

December 2019

  1. Tell us a little about you. Albert Ngo

I was born and raised in San Diego, went to Mt. Carmel High School, studied undergrad at Cal Poly SLO, and did my Master’s at CSUSM.  I taught junior high science and was also the ASB director.  Then I became the assistant principal in 2013, and in 2015 I was selected as the principal of Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences.  I am married with two kids and two dogs.

  1. What program(s) were you part of in the School of Education?

I was in the Middle Years Credential and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential programs at CSUSM.

  1. What was something that you learned that you carry with you in your current position?

I learned to take the initiative to get real world experience such as attending meetings, shadowing, and taking in all the information that teachers don’t get to learn about.  I also learned to always think of the next step and how I will conduct myself, essentially to be a sponge.

  1. What is something you recently accomplished?

I helped secure a $100,000 grant from Northrup Grumman to renovate a classroom with state-of-the-art technology.

  1. What is something we might not know about you?

I am a Padres fan, I love to work out, I eat Mexican food, and I play Counter Strike.

  1. Who are two colleagues that I could talk with to get a statement about you?

Greg Fryan: CSUSM Ed Admin alumnus and Assistant principal at Mission Middle School

“Albert Ngo is a visionary and his hard work and dedication puts that vision into reality. Under his leadership, Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences has one of the strongest STEM programs in Escondido. Dragon students are provided a high quality education, being able to grow academically, socially, and emotionally with Albert Ngo as their principal. I was very fortunate to work for Albert as a science teacher and I am even more fortunate now being able to work alongside him as an administrator. Albert Ngo is an excellent administrator and this recognition from the School of Education is well deserved.”

An email quote from Albert to Dr. Van Vooren in 2013

“The job is going great so far! Of course there have been some challenges and I am trying to figure out what I am doing exactly. I know that I have a lot to learn but lots of time to take in everything and try my best to be an effective leader. There have been lots of opportunities to apply all the things I learned in the Ed Admin program.”