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Harpreet Chohan

Assistant Principal

Bio

Harpreet Chohan joined Capitol Heights Academy in 2018, following years of service in Stockton and Oakland Education. Her career began at Allendale in Oakland, where she offered targeted reading support to scholars in grades TK-5. She worked to support scholars at Mills Children’s School and Anna Yates Elementary in Emeryville. Eventually, she moved to Stockton, where she taught grades 2nd through 5th at APEX Academy before being named Dean of Students at Capitol Heights Academy. This year she takes on the role of Assistant Principal.

Ms. Chohan grew up in the small town of Livingston attending Livingston public schools. She received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley, in Political Science. Her educational journey informs her leadership and teaching philosophy, as she acknowledges and actively fights the oppressive educational systems and policies disproportionally impacting our Black/African American and LatinX communities. Ms. Chohan attended Mills College graduate program earning her Multiple Subject Credential with a focus on Social Justice Reform.

Ms. Chohan views a collaborative school environment with high expectations as the key to supporting effective teachers and empowered scholars. She believes partnerships with families and community partners are essential.

During her free time, Ms. Chohan enjoys cooking/baking, being active, and spending time with friends and family.