African American Assistant Principals of TJ: Seeking Representation


Sean Nguyen, Broadcast

Shawn Frank and Volita Russell are among the few African American faculty members at TJ. In celebration of Black History Month, the two assistant principals were asked questions regarding their background and past careers in education, but more importantly, how they have strengthened cultural awareness at TJ. In a high school that is 70.33% Asian American and less than 2% African American in the 2018-2019 school year, they both recognize a profound need for more representation.