About the Superintendent

Urban Charter Schools Collective Welcomes Lee Yang as Superintendent

We are delighted to announce that Lee Yang ( pronounced Lee Yah) was appointed as Superintendent of Urban Charter Schools Collective on July 22nd, 2014. Mr. Yang is tasked with realizing our vision that “All scholars will learn and thrive.” A significant aspect of his role involves enhancing the capabilities of our staff to boost student academic achievements.

Under Superintendent Yang’s guidance, we have achieved a remarkable 98.2% retention rate of our teaching staff over the past year, which signals our commitment to providing a stable and supportive environment for our educators. Furthermore, our instructional strategies are proving effective, as evidenced by the positive trends in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics on the California Assessment for Pupil Progress (CAASPP) from 2015 to 2023.

Performance Overview

ELA and Mathematics CAASPP Results (2014-2023):

The following charts show a year-by-year breakdown of performance across grades 3 to 6, reflecting steady progress in meeting and exceeding standards.

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Chart Overview: Scholar Achievement Trends Over Time:

The chart below presents a graphical representation of the trends in scholar achievement over time.

Background and Experience

Prior to joining us, Mr. Yang held various key roles within the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), bringing over 25 years of experience in education. Starting his career in 1993 as a bilingual teacher assistant, he quickly advanced through roles such as classroom teacher and Title I bilingual resource teacher. His administrative experience spans 18 years, including positions as vice principal of an 800-student elementary school and principal of three elementary schools. These roles have honed his expertise in leadership and system building essential for effective teaching and learning.

As the Director of the Multilingual Literacy Department at the Sacramento City Unified School District, Mr. Yang spearheaded the creation of two Chinese and one Hmong dual language immersion programs, in addition to overseeing the district’s English language development program for over 12,000 English learners. His tenure saw significant improvements in performance indicators such as API, AYP, and graduation rates for English learners at the time, as shown in the chart below.

Mr. Yang is also proficient in Hmong and actively engages with the local community. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership & Public Policies Studies from California State University, Sacramento. His extensive background and leadership skills make him an ideal fit for leading our collective.

Contact Information

Superintendent Lee Yang 

Urban Charter Schools Collective 

7555 S. Land Park Dr. 

Sacramento, CA 95831 

Cell: (916) 752-8791 

Office: (916) 433-5057 

Email: Lee-Yang@urbancsc.org