This year's College Signing Day at East Palo Alto Academy was a great success and we couldn't be happier to see our Bulldog family beat the odds!
It is always exciting when new research validates how East Palo Alto Academy (EPAA) teachers support our students. A recent study by Stanford education researcher Sade Bonilla highlights the value of secondary school career training programs and partnerships with community colleges—exactly like the Engineering Technology certification pathway that EPAA is launching in the fall!
As principal of East Palo Alto Academy, Amika Guillaume leads the pursuit of our school’s mission: supporting our hardworking, primarily first-generation students on their journey to college. With more than a decade of experience promoting educational equity in East Palo Alto, Amika has worked with many EPAA families since their children were in elementary school. In this interview, she takes a few minutes out of her busy day to tell us how she found her way to EPAA and what drives her passion.