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Vinh Nguyen

Des Moines Public Schools
English Language Learner Program Accountability and Support
Vinh Nguyen works for the Des Moines Public Schools for many different roles and is currently serves as English Language Learner Program Accountability and Support. He was born and raised in Vietnam. Since he moved to Iowa, Vinh has become a community leader, a gifted storyteller and cultural broker. He helped founded the Iowa Asian Alliance and the Vietnamese American Community in Iowa (VACI) and served as VACI president many years. He has also had experiences working with many Language Minority Communities. Vinh will tell his compelling and encouraging story of how education played a role in saving his life and serving refugees and immigrants striving to learn in Iowa. Vinh has the passion and supported the education of children and adults with his heart and mind.