SEAC’s Education Division is ably administered by Director of Children’s Programs, Run-Hao Hu (1986-present) from SEAC’s School Office at 1134 West Ainslie Street. Beginning as an ESL student in Mr. Porr’s class, she was hired as a daytime caretaker for David Tom, SEAC’s Public Guardian ward.
When SEAC opened its first childcare classroom Ms. Hu began her educational career as a teacher’s aide. She quickly learned by osmosis every aspect of the childcare operations and immersed herself in Truman College Early Childhood Education courses having to look up “every tenth word” before finally, after ten years, obtaining an AA with honors. She continued to take courses in National Louis University between her overwhelming job responsibilities overseeing SEAC’s largest programs.