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Dr. Joel Tapia has served in K-12 education for 18 years, as a teacher, project coordinator, associate principal, and school principal in the USA and recently as a Bilingual School Principal in Hangzhou, China. He earned his Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Organizational Change and Leadership from University of Southern California.  Prior to that, Dr. Tapia attended San Diego State University where he earned two Masters (Curriculum and Leadership), K-12 Administrative and Bilingual Teaching Credentials, and a Bachelors in Liberal Studies. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Tapia has continued his education by attending Harvard's Principal Center where he earned a Certificate in Leadership. In 2021, Dr. Tapia was in the first global cohort of leaders to complete the innovative Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML) program offered by Harvard Business School and Harvard Graduate School of Education. In the summer of 2021, Dr. Tapia also became a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Senior Professional. In his spare time, Dr. Tapia enjoys time with family, coffee, reading, music, and exploring new life-hacks. Dr. Tapia passionately believes in the mission and vision of e3 Civic High and is honored to serve and support all its scholars, families, community, and staff.