APT Staff

Hueling M. Lee, Ed.L.D.

Executive Director, Authentic Preparation Today (APT) Work Group

Dr. Hueling Lee has over 20 years of professional experience in fostering transformative change in the education and private sectors. As a former low-income English Language Learner who struggles with ADHD, she is passionate about supporting the education system to become more equitable. As the Executive Director of APT, she spearheaded the collaboration with the California Department of Education since 2018 to develop and roll-out the State Seal of Civic Engagement as a lever to transform California's education agenda systemically to become more equitable and holistic. 
Dr. Lee has led over 30 professional teams on projects to engage with leaders and organizations to address ambiguous or obstinate challenges, including developing a market expansion strategy that generates ~$20 billion in annual revenue. At Stanford University, she coached teams of upper-level business, law, and education graduate students on collaborative real-world consulting projects to support leading-edge change in the education sector. She oversaw district-wide implementation of Sacramento City Unified School District's Social Emotional Learning Initiative and its No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Waiver, opening the door for academics to integrate social emotional learning and for teachers to embrace Common Core implementation for the first time in the district. Dr. Lee helped establish the Social Venture Fund (SvF), the first student-run impact investing fund in the nation and founded the Education Fund within SvF at the University of Michigan. At Chicago Public Schools, she led the development of four new online assessments to gauge learning progress for Special Education students and personally developed a customized, real-time classroom walk-through evaluation software tool for the district. She has facilitated professional learning on equity and excellence, systems leadership, data use, family engagement, school turnaround, and teaching effectiveness and supported doctoral students on "leading through differences" at Harvard University.
Dr. Lee received her Doctorate in Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) and a John E. Stevens Trust Fellowship from Harvard University, her MBA and Masters in Education from University of Michigan, and an AB from Bowdoin College. She was also the recipient of the Institute of International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship from the United Negro College Fund, enabling her to study at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, Clark Atlanta University, SIT Granada (in Spain), Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Beijing Foreign Studies University (in China). She is a mom to two amazing daughters and counts her blessings every day to be married to a supportive husband man enough to assume the role of primary caretaker for the family.