Dr. Isaac Huang of Madroña Elementary Named “CALSA Honoring Our Own State Principal of the Year”
Congratulations to Dr. Isaac Huang, Principal of Madroña Elementary School, who has been selected to receive the “CALSA Honoring Our Own State Principal of the Year” recognition from the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA)!
CALSA is a community of diverse educational leaders skilled in addressing the needs of Latina/o/x students. Each year, CALSA recognizes its members who have made significant contributions to eliminating the Latina/o/x student achievement gap. This year Dr. Huang was selected as the “CALSA Honoring Our Own State Principal of the Year” for his distinguished leadership and excellence.
Dr. Huang has extensive experience in meeting the academic, social-emotional, and physical well being of the whole child for the past 20 years. His passion and work in the field of education has spanned the entire continuum- ranging from infants to adult learners.
Dr. Huang is a firm believer in growth mindsets and building a culture of active learners rather than passive students. In addition to this, he is focused on equity and diversity and currently serves on the Conejo Valley Unified School District’s Inaugural Equity Task Force. Furthermore, Dr. Huang is an advocate in the power of mentorship and supports others to become the best version of themselves.
A graduate of the CALSA Mentoring Program- Cohort 12, Dr. Huang dedicates his free time to serving others through his work on the CALSA Mentoring Committee and is working with fellow Asian administrators in the formal development of CAAPLE (California Association of Asian Pacific Leaders in Education). He started his career teaching toddlers and preschool aged children before becoming an elementary school teacher and then TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) focused on curriculum and second language acquisition. Dr. Huang has also spent time teaching learners at Pasadena Unified School District, Chino Valley Unified School District and Burbank Unified School District and Post Secondary candidates in the MAT Program at the University of Southern California as an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Huang has served as the proud principal of Madroña Elementary School in the CVUSD since 2019.
The CVUSD is so incredibly proud of Dr. Huang! The Conejo community is lucky to have him as a dedicated leader, who goes above and beyond to create communities of inclusion to support all learners.
Dr. Huang will formally receive the “CALSA Honoring Our Own State Principal of the Year” recognition during a special reception on July 9th at the CALSA 2021 Summer Institute in Costa Mesa.