For the past four years, Paul Chin has served as the 6th grade math teacher at North Star Academy's Clinton Hill Campus in Newark, NJ. North Star is a high performing charter school that has established itself as a Blue Ribbon School and it is also a leading member of the Uncommon Schools charter school network. In addition to his work in the classroom, Paul has been the sixth grade team leader for the past two years and has coached the school's basketball teams. Paul received a B.A. from Princeton University in 2006 and a preliminary teaching credential from California State University at Dominguez Hills in 2008. Paul was also a Teach for America corps member in Los Angeles in 2006, where he taught math and science for two years at an Aspire Public School in Huntington Park. Paul is looking forward to working with the 2012 SPA NYC cohort and to using what he learns to help turn around a chronically failing high school in Indianapolis this fall.