Gia Truong currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Envision Education, a mission-driven organization committed to transforming the lives of low-income, first-generation college-bound students. Envision’s unique approach consists of two strategies: operating charter schools and providing training and consulting services to others through its Envision Learning Partners division. Under Gia’s leadership, Envision's Portfolio Defense model is helping Envision students and students around the country, develop what they need most to thrive: academic knowledge, leadership skills, the ability to reflect, and a mindset for growth. Gia leads Envision with a strong commitment to and focus on educational equity for all students, as well as a focus on providing exceptional Deeper Learning opportunities to students.
Gia is a Leading for Equity Fellow with the National Equity Project, where she collaborates with other leaders to foster positive change on behalf of historically under-served students and families. She is also a member of Education Leaders of Color, an organization dedicated to elevating the leadership, voices and influence of people of color in education.
Prior to joining Envision, Gia was the Executive Officer of Oakland Unified’s Curriculum and Instruction Department, where she led strategic planning and reorganization, as well as OUSD’s Effective Principals and Leadership Task Force. Prior to that she was OUSD’s Network Executive Officer and led a network of middle schools. She also served as principal of Urban Promise Academy and as a teacher for 8 years in both district and charter schools. Gia has a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Asian-American Studies from San Francisco State University, an M.A. in Teaching from Brown University, and earned her Administrative Credential through the New Leaders Principal Residency Program.