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Lakewood Principal Pam Cheng completes doctorate

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Alia Wilson

Communications Coordinator

Sunnyvale School District

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SUNNYVALE, CA — May 9, 2017 — The Sunnyvale School District is pleased, excited, and proud to report that Lakewood principal Pam Cheng successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “Technology Professional Learning Community (PLC): Bridging the Digital Use Divide at an Elementary School.” Her defense was the culminating event of her three year Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program at San José State University.


At Lakewood Elementary School — now dubbed Lakewood Tech EQ — a key focus is preparing children to work intelligently with others and communicate clearly using technology. Now, thanks to research done by Lakewood School’s lead learner, Dr. Cheng, teachers at the school will have more resources to incorporate technology into lessons in creative ways that can help all students, regardless of socio-economic background, learn to use technology effectively.


Congratulations, Dr. Cheng! Your hard work and scholarship bring pride to Lakewood School and the Sunnyvale School District!