Yvonne Chan is the Principal of the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in Los Angeles which serves students living in poverty. Her degrees include an M. A. in special education from California State University and a doctorate in education from UCLA. The Vaughn Next Century Learning Center was named the 1995 California Distinguished School and the 1996 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Chan was profiled by the Time magazine, Prime Time Life, Good Morning America, National PBS, Education Week and many others. She received numerous awards including the National Educator Award by the California State Department of Education.