K-12 Advisory Board

John Yen

Pasadena, CA Director of Technology at Polytechnic School

Currently the Director of Technology at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, CA, John has a rich and diverse background of professional experience ranging from arts administration, fundraising, finance, technology, and diversity, equity and inclusion work. Through the arc of his 28-year career, John has a breadth and depth of experience that spans arts and education, and nonprofit administration. He has been a member of his school’s Heads Equity and Inclusion Committee, Return to Campus Steering Committee, PolySolves Committee for Innovation, and co-chair of their Technology Committee and Equity and Inclusion Cohort.

He teaches robotics, coding, human development, serves as a middle school advisor, and is frequent outdoor education chaperone.

He serves and co-chairs several board appointed committees including ATLIS DEI Advisory Committee and the Scouts BSA Greater Los Angeles Areas Council Technology Committee, and volunteers for the Partnership for Success, a private/public school partnership program serving Pasadena area students.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design.

K-12 Advisory Board