Ruby Bridges Elementary

Transitional Kindergarten

Get to know us - Lani Phan

Hello!  My name is Lani Phan.  I am the TK teacher at Ruby Bridges, room 503.  This is my 3rd year teaching TK.  I taught TK at Donald Lum Elementary School for 2 years.  (Lum closed at the end of the school year, June 2017, after reports found it would be unsafe during major earthquakes).  Prior to Lum, I taught preschool and long-term subbed as a TK teacher for Albany Unified School District.  I received my BA from UC Berkeley and my general education and special education credentials from Cal State East Bay.  Before deciding to become a teacher, I aspired and worked on becoming a pediatrician.  Long story short, the medical field was not for me.  I’ve known since 4th grade I wanted a career with children…….and here I am today, a TK teacher, my “favoritest” grade to teach! :D