Why I choose to serve on the Tredyffrin Easttown school board:

The Four C's

Our public schools are the cornerstones of the T/E community.
Our schools bring together children from all around the district to learn from each other and to build self-confidence and a common sense of identity.

It is our duty to help all students — regardless of circumstance —
receive a quality education that will prepare them to become
ConfidentConnected, and Capable 
members of our Community.

About Ken

Kenneth Hong was elected to represent the Tredyffrin Easttown School District's Region 2 as a school board director on November 7, 2023. He and his wife have three high schoolers who have attended Valley Forge Elementary and Middle Schools. Two currently attend Conestoga High School.

Kenneth's children have attended a wide range of schools beyond our neighborhood ones from home school and cyber school (before either were cool) to a Mandarin-immersion school, a school for gifted kids, and schools for those with learning differences. It has been a journey, and not always a smooth one. 

Kenneth and his wife, Agnes, have been strong advocates for their children's individual needs. He has also been an active school volunteer, spending endless hours teaching Art in Action classes, refereeing four-square games, and organizing school auctions.


Kenneth is a fourth-generation Californian and a proud product of the California public school system. He was a seven-time high school varsity letterman in water polo and swimming. He graduated from Stanford University with Bachelor and Master's Degrees, and earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.

He has over three decades of experience in global business and technology at Fortune 500 companies and has been an executive, advisor, and investor at multiple start-ups.

For the past two years, Kenneth has been a volunteer Co-director with Make Us Visible PA. In this role, he has worked with other parents, students, community organizations, school districts, and legislators locally and across the Commonwealth to advocate for the comprehensive and thoughtful inclusion of Asian Pacific American curriculum in PA's public K-12 schools.

Prior to joining the school board, Kenneth was a regularly attendee at T/E school board meetings, a member of The Grayson School's parents association, and an assistant scoutmaster and merit badge counselor for BSA Troop Devon 50.

Kenneth looks forward to advocating for all students and families in the T/E school district.


"My family has proudly served our community and nation for generations. I am here to serve the T/E community, listen to you, and represent your concerns on our school board."

"We need to maintain the standard of excellence for which our district is known, while ensuring that every child has access to high-quality education, regardless of their circumstances, learning differences, or barriers to achievement."

"With three decades of business experience, I will be focused on strengthening our community through responsible funding to strengthen our schools and invest in the future; instilling an entrepreneurial attitude toward change; and using a data-driven, collaborative approach to solving problems."

A Practical Values-driven Approach

My Values: The Role of Public Education

All good public schools like the ones we have in T/E must exemplify three core civic values:

  • Accountability: Public Schools are accountable for using taxpayer dollars effectively to reach its goals.

  • Community: Public Schools reflect the diversity of our community and promote understanding and cohesion among its members.

  • Excellence: Public Schools provide a high-quality education to every child, regardless of their circumstances.

My Goals

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Build Community Consensus

Use innovative tools to create community consensus around complicated issues facing the school district, such as all day Kindergarten or increasing general and special needs enrollment.

Strengthen Achievement Pipeline

Strengthen the pipeline for above-level, honors, and AP classes to better prepare and support students who have the interest in and ability to take them.

Improve Transparency and Communication

Develop better ways to communicate complex planning processes and performance data, like student achievement, district budgeting, and capital improvement projects.

Develop School District Policy on Artificial Intelligence

Develop policies for the appropriate use of AI by students and teachers and on the development of curriculum and courses on using AI, AI ethics, and AI technology.

My Approach

As a school board director, Kenneth will use his business and community experience to focus on:

  • Responsible funding that strengthens our schools and invests in the future.

  • Support inclusive curriculum and individual freedom.

  • Instilling an entrepreneurial attitude toward educational and technological innovation.

  • Listening and responding to parent concerns and using a collaborative, data-driven approach to solving problems.

  • Supporting all children along the achievement spectrum with opportunities to “fit in” throughout their school years and emerge with the self-assurance to blaze their own paths in the world.




December 4, 2023

  • Regular School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM @ Conestoga High School - New school board members sworn in.

November 20, 2023

  • Regular School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM @ Conestoga High School - Farewell to outgoing board members, Michele Burger and Stacy Stone.

November 7, 2023

  • GENERAL ELECTION - Elected to school board.

October 31, 2023

  • Last day to request a MAIL-IN ballot before general election

October 23, 2023

  • Last day to REGISTER before general election

October 22, 2023

  • School Board Candidates Tailgater @ Will's & Bill's, 4:30 to 6:30 PM

October 17, 2023

  • Chesterbrook Civic Association Candidate Forum @ Tredyffrin Township Building, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

October 14, 2023

  • CANCELED due to Rain Tredyffrin Township Community Day @ Wilson Farm Park, 2 to 6 PM

October 1, 2023

  • Tredyffrin Township Day of Action @ Wilson Farm Park, 11 AM

September 30, 2023

  • Paoli Blues Festival @ Paoli Presbyterian Church 11 AM to 6 PM

September 29, 2023

  • Forge Mountain Social 6 PM to 8 PM

September 2023

  • Endorsed by US Congressional Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

  • Endorsed by PA Senator Carolyn Comitta

  • Endorsed by Chester County Commissioner Marian Moskowitz

  • Endorsed by PA Rep. Melissa Shusterman

July 9, 2023

  • They See Blue PA - Summer Picnic - Wilson Farm Park

May 16, 2023

  • PRIMARY ELECTION - Won Democratic Party Nomination.

March 22, 2023

  • Endorsed by the Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance, the first-ever political organization directly advocating for the needs of Asian Pacific Islanders in Pennsylvania led by and for API communities.

February 14 to March 7, 2023

  • PETITION Signature Gathering

February 18, 2023 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm: Petition Signing Party

Saint Luke Lutheran Church Parking Lot

February 19, 2023 from 11:30 noon – 2:30pm: Petition Signing Party

Tredyffrin Township Building

February 16, 2023

  • Unanimous endorsement of the Tredyffrin Township Democratic Committee

Connect with Me

Email:  kenhong4tesd@gmail.com