Green Dot is proud to share that Walter Chen, Principal of Green Dot Seattle Middle School, was featured in an online profile published on March 16, 2017 in International Examiner, a nonprofit pan-Asian American publication. In the article, Chen speaks with journalist Travis Quezon about his path to becoming an educator, his personal goals for the students and the community, and how charters create opportunities for educators and students to excel.
Speaking about the challenges of opening Green Dot Seattle Middle School in a nascent charter environment, Chen says, “I believe every family deserves a right to know about free, high-quality options available right in the neighborhood. As a longtime public school educator and supporter of Seattle Public Schools, I am hopeful that the district and Green Dot will one day work collaboratively to share best practices for the families we serve. I would encourage parents to learn as much as possible about all public school options in the neighborhood—traditional and charter—and welcome them to attend one of our information sessions.”