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Executive Director's Message

WSun Ting2012.JPGelcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!
Natomas Charter School We are proud of our twenty-five year history of providing quality, public education programs for the Natomas and greater Sacramento community.  We hope that you will enjoy getting to know our staff, students and parents and experiencing the special culture we have built within each of our academies through our website.

Ting L. Sun, Ph.D.
Co-founder/Executive Director
About the Executive Director

Ting Lan Sun is Co-founder and the Executive Director of the Natomas Charter School (NCS).  She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of education as a teacher, administrator, and educational reformer. Prior to her tenure as Executive Director of NCS, Ting served as Educational Programs Director, leading curriculum, instruction, staff development, and professional growth.  From 1997–2000, she was an Educational Programs Consultant in the California Department of Education’s Charter Schools Unit where she participated in the development of charter school administrative policies and regulations, and the administration of the federal public charter schools grant program.  She has also served as a senior consultant for Cambridge Education, an international school quality review and educational consulting firm.


Ting was Vice President of Leadership and Quality for the California Charter Schools Association from 2003-2006 where she developed and implemented the Association’s quality assurance strategy and initiatives, including standards articulation, quality site visits and program reviews.  Ting was also responsible for technical assistance publications, knowledge briefs, reports and articles published by the organization. In addition she has created, directed and implemented effective leadership training programs in all aspects of charter school administration and served as a mentor for the Leadership for Educational Entrepreneur (LEE) Program at Arizona State University.


Ting was appointed to the California Board of Education (SBE) in 2015.  She also previously served on California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) from 2007-2011 and was Chair of the CTC from 2009-2011. She also serves on the board of the Golden 1 Credit Union and on the Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Judicial Library Learning Center Foundation.


Ting received her bachelor’s degree in Latin and English from Austin College, a master’s degree in education from Stanford University, and a doctorate of education from the University of California at Davis.