Thai Nguyen has helped students achieve impressive academic results at many levels. As principal, he helped transform an inner-city school that earned an “F” letter grade to a “B” letter grade in one year. Thai joined Vista College Preparatory in July of 2019 as Principal-In-Residence where he has been planning and preparing for a new school set to open in the Fall of 2020. Prior to becoming a school leader, Thai was a teacher and instructional coach in the Creighton School District and Lead Instructor and Effectiveness Coach for The New Teacher Project in Arizona. Thai has collaborated with leaders and educators at high achieving inner-city schools around the country as a LENS leader through Building Excellent Schools.