Principal Cheuk Choi: Multicultural Learning at Castelar Elementary

Built around the 1880's, Castelar Elementary School is the second oldest continuously operating school in Los Angeles and one of the only that can claim to be a neighborhood school. We visited the school and spoke with Principal Cheuk Choi about Castelar's history and the obstacles of multicultural learning in public education.


History of Castelar School
Cheuk Choi shares the school's legacy and his history as a teacher and now principal of Castelar.


Becoming an Asian School
Principal Cheuck Choi describes the varying backgrounds and diverse circumstances that contribute to the student population.


Public Education and Multicultural Learning
Cheuk Choi describes how his experiences help him to better adjust to cultural and linguistic differences within the classroom.


A Neighborhood School
Cheuk Choi talks about the sense of pride his old students feel towards the school.