Vincent Pompei is the Project Director for the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL) and the Chair for the only national educator conference focused on LGBT youth. A passionate educator and proud bilingual Italian American, Vincent grew up with four siblings in Sacramento, California.
Working as a secondary English teacher, intervention coach, school counselor and soccer coach, Vincent brings ten years of educator experience to the Educational Leadership program. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in International Business at San Diego State University, a Teaching Credential at CSU Long Beach, a Master’s Degree in Administration at CSU San Bernardino, and a second Master’s Degree in School Counseling at Azusa Pacific University.
Vincent was recently elected as 2013-2014 President of the California Association of School Counselors, is a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools Initiative and is on the Board of the Seth Walsh Foundation. Additionally, he sits on the California Teachers Association LGBT Issues Advisory Committee, is a National LGBT Cadre Trainer with the National Education Association and authored the LGBT section of the American School Counselor Association’s National Model. Previously, Vincent served as a Chapter President for PFLAG and was an Ambassador for The Trevor Project.
Vincent’s passion and enthusiasm for creating safe, welcoming and inclusive schools has been nationally recognized. He was one of four public educators invited to the first White House anti-Bullying Summit with President Obama and the First Lady. After the horrific school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Vincent was called to testify at a congressional hearing on safe schools in Washington D.C. In addition, he was named one of the Advocate Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 and selected by the National Education Association as a Classroom Superhero.
PK-12 Program, 2011 Cohort