Kawika Chun, EQ5 School Director Fellow, believes that all children deserve a high quality education and strives to be the leader that develops champion educators in every classroom. Originally from Hawaii, Kawika received his B.A. in Communications from the University of Southern California and his M.A. in Teaching from University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. He joins the Equitas team with 12 years of education experience in Memphis and Los Angeles combined. Most recently, Kawika worked at Aspire Coleman Elementary and Middle School in Memphis, where he held roles as Assistant Principal of 3rd-8th Humanities and K-8 Special Education Manager. He started with Aspire back in 2009, working within the organization since then as teacher, leader teacher, founding intervention specialist, and instructional coach. He is so excited to be back in Los Angeles and to be a part of the Equitas team. He cannot wait to open EQ5 in the fall, starting the journey to college with his founding kindergarten class.