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Cindy Oanh Dao

1st Grade Teacher

Cindy Oanh Dao was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She and her family immigrated to the United States when she was eight years old, and she was raised in San Jose with her five siblings. Cindy holds a Business Administration Bachelor Degree and Curriculum and Instruction Masters degree at San Jose State University. Since the age of five, she has wanted to be a teacher to make changes and provide a safe, healthy, and welcoming learning environment for all students.

Cindy loves to cook, garden, and do art and crafts. She has three grown sons who are busy studying or exploring the world. When she and the boys are together, they enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, or visiting historical places.


San Jose, CA

Alma Mater:
San Jose State University

BA in Business Administration with a Minor in Child Development
MA in Education Curriculum and Instruction

What’s your most epic travel experience?
I would love to visit Scotland someday because of its history and the castles!

Top of your bucket list?
Top of my bucket list is to learn to play a Đàn tranh.

Favorite quote:
“The ability to learn is a privilege; keep learning!”

Favorite book(s):
“Drawn Together” by Minh Le

Your most epic teaching moment:
Epic teaching moment is when students smile and laugh.

Why you love teaching at Yavneh:
I enjoy teaching at Yavneh because it allows me to utilize a variety of methods and strategies to effectively support and cater to students’ learning and emotional needs.

Highlight of the week:
The highlight of my week is when I treat myself to a refreshing boba drink.

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