Nora Ho is the Principal of Reed Elementary School. An educator for many years, Mrs. Ho received her Bachelor of Arts with a Major in History and a Minor in Spanish and her Master of Arts in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Reading, from San Jose State University. From the University of Santa Barbara, she received both Elementary and Secondary Teaching Credentials. Returning to San Jose State University, she completed her Reading Specialist Credential and an Administrative Credential. Her jobs have included all grade levels from Pre-school to University level. She has been a GATE classroom teacher, a Reading Resource teacher, a GATE resource teacher, site and district level GATE coordinator and a K-5 Principal of a California Distinguished School. Nora is also a consultant in Gifted and Talented Education and Differentiated Instruction. She taught GATE certification classes for both Solano County Office of Education, Siskiyou County Office of Education, and Santa Clara County Office of Education, which culminated in GATE Certification for teachers. She has also been involved in teaching a graduate level class, focusing on implementation of differentiated instruction at Santa Clara University.
Mrs. Ho is an active member of California for the Gifted Association and has given numerous workshops at the statewide conferences and world conference. She has 3 children. The oldest son graduated with distinction from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her daughter graduated from the University of San Francisco, magna cum laude, and her younger son works in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Las Vegas Journal. In her free time, Mrs. Ho enjoys fishing, hiking, reading and writing.
"Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes in it to drain it dry." --Alvin Price -