Alice Chen is an English language arts teacher and technology coach in Southern California.  Her position currently allows her to be both a practicing classroom educator and a Teacher on Special Assignment.  At her school, she initiated their 1:1 Program and was the first to pilot 1:1 iPads and then 1:1 Chromebooks in her classroom.

Additionally, Alice is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, 2014 Lead PBS Digital Innovator, PBS SoCaL American Graduate Champion, and a contributing writer to KQED's In the Classroom blog. Also, she was a two-time recipient of the UCSD Outstanding High School Teacher award, a 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning U.S. Finalist, and the 2012 Teacher of the Year at her school. As a trainer and consultant, Alice works with schools and organizations on educational technology, curriculum development, and event planning. She also regularly speaks at regional and national conferences. 


  • PBS SoCaL American Graduate Champion - 2015
  • Lead PBS Digital Innovator - 2014
  • Teacher of the Year - 2012
  • Google Certified Teacher -2012
  • Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum - 2012
  • University of California, San Diego's Outstanding High School Teacher Award - 1999 & 2000
  • Walnut High School Golden Mustang Award - 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Sylvan Learning Center Kids' Choice Award - 1999
  • Rookie Teacher Award - 1995

In the Media

Educational Background

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Masters in Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Professional Clear Single Subject English with CLAD
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Bachelor of Arts in English with Business Specialization