A “Fremonter” nearly all his life, Mr. Vince Wu is an alumnus of Mission San Jose High School and is ecstatic to be the Washington High School DECA Advisor. Along with five other students, Mr. Wu re-founded Washington High School DECA in 2012 and is proud of all the success it has accomplished in the first couple of years. Upon graduation of high school, Mr. Wu attended the University of California Davis where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pure Mathematics. After this, Mr. Wu earned a Masters of Science Education in Education Curriculum, Mathematics from California State University, East Bay. An adventurer at heart, he found his way to Florida after college and worked for Walt Disney World. Currently, he is teaching Honors Geometry and AP Statistics at Washington High School and enjoys helping students find a connection and love for mathematics. He has received the California Retired Teachers Scholarship Award for Excellence and the California DECA Advisor of the Year.
From 1984-2004 Burns served in many different roles within industry; sales associate, corporate trainer/instructor, HR, finance, and as an executive specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Burns earned a BS & MA in Business & Organizational Management and holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. Burns became an educator in 2004 bringing her two decades of applicable experience into the classroom and to organizations like FBLA and DECA. Dr. Burns has also received the esteemed award, California DECA Businessperson of the Year award. She continues to stay current by working directly with industry leaders and by serving as a DECA judge when able.