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Volunteer Spotlight - Nikki Tan

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Every month we will feature a current student, teacher or alumni from CLIP to showcase on our blog.  If you are interested in being featured, contact web@cusdclipco.org.

Who are you? My name is Nikki Tan - I work as an insurance broker in SF, but I try to spend as much time as I can with my kids at their numerous activities.  I'm a mom of 4, all of whom are at Meyerholz - 5th, 4th, 3rd and Kinder.  I've been a part of CLIP since my oldest was in kinder, so I’ve been in the program almost 6 years.

What volunteer role do you have in CLIP currently? What roles, if any, have you had in the past? The 2017-18 year is my 2nd year as the ASEP Co-Director.  I was previously served on the CLIPCO Board as the 2nd and 3rd grade class rep.

Tell us about ASEP.  Why did you decide to volunteer in this role? The ASEP Co-director position pretty much fell in my lap.  My kids have been a part of ASEP for the last 5 years and I am grateful and appreciative to all the parents who started the program a…

CLIP Art Teacher Spotlight - Kathleen Ko

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Every month we will feature a current student, teacher or alumni from CLIP to showcase on our blog.  If you are interested in being featured, contact web@cusdclipco.org.
Who are you? My name is Kathleen Ko. I grew up in Taiwan and moved to Irvine when I was 12 years old. I graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Studio Art. Professionally, I have worked for Disney and eBay in User Experience and Design. In 2006, I began my culinary journey where I worked at Manresa and The French Laundry. Currently, I teach cooking classes as well as private dining when my schedule allows. When did you join the CLIP Art teaching staff and the CLIP program? I started as a CLIP Art parent volunteer in 2014, and then became an CLIP Art instructor the following year. I have two children in CLIP program, Charlie Loper (3rd grade) and Oliver (1st grade). This is my 2nd year teaching CLIP Art, and I currently teach kindergarten kids. I love their excitement towards doing art projects, and their naturally raw cre…