Yen Chou, a candidate for Grace Meng’s Assembly seat, has been endorsed by the mighty powerful UFT and her campaign is surely singing Oh Happy Day. Chou is a strong supporter of an efficient education system and her work and commitment to students has been recognized throughout Queens.
The UFT endorsement is highly sought after because they can deliver a large number of boots on the ground for a campaign operation. They also have a huge, loyal following and tremendous clout in the community.
The following excerpt from the Greater New York Chinese Community Scholars for dollars highlights her teaching experience, which may have motivated the highly coveted endorsement.
Yen Chou’s extensive teaching experience started when she became a full time teacher at The Mary Louis Academy. Her teaching methods combine a rigorous curriculum that ensures academic achievement and a light environment that allows students to enjoy learning. The results were promising, winning her the Tandy Technology Scholars in 1995-1996 and her nomination for the Who’s Who Award for four consecutive years. Yen Chou also realized a growing need for Asian American immigrants to improve their academic standards. Thus, since 1996, she has also taught and eventually became dean of Aim Tutoring Academy in Flushing.