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Dr. Phe Bach, a Chemistry teacher at Mira Loma High in Sacramento, is a mindfulness practitioner and educator. He has been teaching Mindful Leadership and Mindfulness in the classroom to educators in California since 2014. Dr. Bach teaches classes for teacher preparation program. He has been a Professional Development Presenter with the Instructional Leadership Corps [(A collaboration between California Teachers Association, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) and the National Board Resource Center at Stanford University (NBRC)] since its inception . Dr. Bach has facilitated a variety of workshop topics across the academic curriculum, including educational pedagogy, management, educational leadership and mental well-being. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Studied graduate program in Bio-organic Chemistry and Teaching Credential at UC Davis, earned his Master Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies California State University Sacramento, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Drexel University. He is an advocate and a leader in his communities.

Tên tuổi: Bạch X. Phẻ (a.k.a. Bạch X. Khỏe) sinh năm Bính Thìn tại Vũng Nồm, Phước Lý, Quy Nhơn, Việt Nam.  Định cư ở Hoa Kỳ từ năm 1991. Hiện đang dạy Hóa học tại Mira Loma High và dạy Lãnh đạo bằng Chánh Niệm và Mang Chánh niệm vào học đường cho giáo chức của tiểu bang California. Ngoài ra, chúng tôi còn sinh hoạt trong tổ chức GĐPT từ năm 1993 và thiện nguyện dạy Thiền cho tù nhân qua tổ chức Buddhist Pathways Prison Project, Inc từ năm 2011.

Quê quán: Sinh ra và lớn lên trong vị mặn của biển, miền thuỳ dương cát trắng Nhơn Lý, Quy Nhơn, Bình Định. Trưởng thành ở vùng trung Mỹ - the Heartland of America - Lincoln, NE. Lập nghiệp tại tiểu bang California.

Quê Cha: Xã Nhơn Lý, Quy Nhơn, Bình Định, Việt Nam
Quê Mẹ: Vĩnh Hội, Cát Hải, Phù Cát, Bình Định

Nghề nghiệp: Hiện đang dạy hoá học tại trường Mira Loma High ở Sacramento.  Các trường đã và đang học hay dạy: Trường PTCS Xã Nhơn Lý, Lincoln High School, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, University of California Davis, Sacramento City College, Consumes River College, American River College, California State University - Sacramento, and Drexel University.



I can be reached via my personal email / Thư từ đóng góp ý kiến, trao đổi với tác giả, xin gửi email qua địa chỉ phexbach@gmail.com or at www.phebach.com


Education - Học Vấn
  • Drexel University – Doctoral degree in Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Management (04/2014)) - Concentrated in Human Resources Development.
  • San Juan Unified School District – Aspiring Administrators’ Academy (09/2009 – 06/2010)
  • San Juan Unified School District – Leadership Training Program (09/2008 – 06/2009)
  • Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, CSU, Sacramento, degreed in May ’05.
  • Preliminary Administrative Credential, CSU, Sacramento, degreed in December ’04.
  • Prof. Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science with CLAD, University of California, Davis, degreed in June ’02. 
  • Master’s Degree Program in Chemistry (1998-2001), University of California, Davis, M.S. Candidate in April ’01.
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Biology; minors:  Chemistry/Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, degreed in May 1998.
Teaching and Researching experience/ College distinctions and honors

Teaching Experience:

Adjunct instructor: Co-teach Chemistry 300 at Sacramento City College, Spring 2015.
                                  Co-teach EDHE 606: Higher Education Career Development, Summer 2015. Co-teach EDHE 714: Introduction to Research, Fall 2015 at Drexel University Sacramento

Science Teacher: (08/2002 - Present)
Mira Loma High School, San Juan Unified School District, Sacramento, CA.  I am currently teaching Chemistry.  I also taught Honors Chemistry, AVID, SDAIE Biology, Earth Science, PE, summer school and refugee program.  I am coordinating an event for Regional/State Science Olympiad at CSUS almost annually. 

Student Teacher: (9/2001 - 6/2002)
  • Florin High School, Elk Grove Unified School District, Sacramento, CA.  Chemistry.  Planned and implemented standard-based lessons; prepared and administered exams.          
  • James Rutter Middle School, EGUSD, Sacramento, CA.  8th Grade Physical Science.  Planned and implemented standard-based lessons; prepared and administered exams.           
Teaching Assistant:  University of California Davis, Chemistry Department. Davis, CA.  (September 1998 – June ’02)
  • Planned and instructed discussion and supervised laboratories sessions for General Chemistry from 9/1998-6/1999
  • Planned, instructed, and administered discussion and laboratories sessions for Organic Chemistry from 10/1999 – 8/2002 and summer ’03.

Researching Experience:

Graduate Research:  University of California Davis, 09/98 – 06/2001.
·       Conducted research projects in proteins targeting chemistry.
·       Purified, characterized and expressed proteins from Drosophila and Raji cells.
·       Development and synthesis of heterobifunctional linkers to be used in studying protein-protein, protein-monoclonal antibody interactions. 
        Undergraduate Research: University of Nebraska Lincoln, 5/1997 - 5/1998.
·       Purification and crystallization of Mutant Rubisco from Chlamydomonas reinhardttii

Technical Skills:
·       Synthesis chemistry:  Synthesis of heterobifunctional linkers included usage of the following techniques: NMR, MS, HPLC, TLC, IR, UV, and purification.
·       Bioconjugate chemistry: Protein conjugation with small molecules, size exclusion and quantitation.
·       Protein chemistry: Protein analysis using Gel Electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Western Blots, Imaging using FluorS-Imager (Fluorescein).
·       Biochemistry: ELISA Assays, enzymatic and chemical digestions of proteins using Pepsin and Papain, PCR and Edman sequencing.
·       Computer and Molecular Modeling: Proficient working with Mac OS, Windowns, Skilled with Words, Excel, PowerPoint, ChemDraw, Canvas, Photoshops, the Internet (MidLine/HealthStar/CrossFire), and familiarized with Insight II (Biosym/MSI-UNIX).

Some college distinctions and honors 
  • Sacramento Leadership Fellowship (2011-2014)
  • Papadakis Public Service Fellowship (2011-2014)
  • Canfield Scholarship (9/1994)
  •  Helen Achievement Scholarship (9/1994)
  • Nebraska LeaderShape Award (3/1996)
  • Ronald E. McNair Project Scholarship (1996-1997)
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholar (1996-1997)
  • UC Davis fellowship (1998-2001)
  • Certification of Achievement awarded by University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA (8/1997)
  • Certification of Achievement awarded by the McNair Heartland Research Conference (9/1997) for the oral presentation on Purification and Crystallization of Mutant Rubisco from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii at the Ronal E. McNair Research Symposiums in Kansas City, MO.
  • Certificate of Completion: Leadership: Great Leader, Great Teams, Great Results (12/2007)
  • Certification of Achievement of the San Juan Unified School District Aspiring Administrators’ Academy (06/2010).


A Brief Biography


I am a husband and a father (my wife is Trang Nguyen and we have two sons, Khang and Kiet). I am a Buddhist practitioner and an educator in the greater area of Sacramento, CA.



I was born and raised in a small coastal village called Nhon Ly, Quy Nhon in the Binh Dinh province of Vietnam. My family and I came to America on June 18th, 1991. We settled in Lincoln, Nebraska – the heartland of America. Language, culture, and religious barriers were challenging hurdles that I overcame. Starting at Lincoln High School and then attending the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, people kept asking me, “Where are you from?” and “What is your religion?” I told them I was (and still am) from Vietnam and I was (and still am) a Buddhist, though at the time I did not really know very much about being a Buddhist. I was a Buddhist because my parents were (and remain to be). Because I didn’t choose the religion I was uneasy and not motivated to find out more about it. As I got older, I researched and more actively practiced Buddhism, the more engaged I became, the more meaningful my life became each day. I discovered it was a way of life for which I was searching for – a peaceful and equanimous path filled with compassion, wisdom, and courage.



After the University of Nebraska, I continued onto a post-graduate program at the University of California, Davis in Bio-organic Chemistry and at California State University, Sacramento in Educational Leadership and Policies. I later earned my doctoral degree in Education at Drexel University in Educational Leadership and Management, with an emphasis of Human Resources and Development. In 2002, I began my teaching career as a Chemistry teacher at Mira Loma High School of the San Juan Unified School District.



In the 90’s I joined the Vietnamese Buddhist Youth Association (GDPT) and even today am one of their youth leaders. I stay actively involved at different levels and in various leadership capacities. I am also the secretary of Vietnamese Buddhist Association of Sacramento. In 2011, I started volunteering with the Buddhist Pathways Prison Project. Since 2014, I have been teaching Mindful Leadership and Mindfulness in the Classroom to educators in California.


In all aspects of my life I think of my Buddhist principles. Wherever I go, I am living the motto—Compassion-Wisdom-Courage—of the Vietnamese Buddhist Youth Association. I advocate for implementing mindfulness-based approaches into the public school system; for sharing the message of compassion, wisdom, and understanding worldwide. I believe that we are all educators and leaders. To be a mindful educator and leader, one has to lead from the inside out with understanding, compassion, and wisdom.


About the author:

Phe X. Bach is an educator in the greater Sacramento area. He is an Instructional Leadership Corps professional development workshop trainer. He is teaching Mindfulness in the classroom for educators throughout California. Phe Bach acquired his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with the concentration in HRD at Drexel University. Dr. Bach is a Buddhist Practitioner and a Vietnamese Buddhist Youth (GDPT) leader. Currently, he teaches Chemistry at Mira Loma High; he also has been teaching Mindful Leadership and Mindfulness in the Classroom to educators in California since 2014.

He was born in Nhon Ly, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Viet Nam in 1976. In his early years, he finished 6th grade in Vietnam and started as a sophomore at Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE. He got his Bachelor of Science, Biology; with minors: Chemistry/Psychology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE and got accepted into the PhD program in Bio-Organic Chemistry at UC Davis. After 4 years of studying graduate school, teaching and researching, he earned his Prof. Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science with CLAD, University of California, Davis and teaches Chemistry at Mira Loma High since then. He also got his Preliminary Administrative Credential, CSU, Sacramento and a Master’s Degree degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, CSU, Sacramento. He earned his Doctoral degree in Education in Educational Leadership and Management at Drexel University, concentrated in Human Resources Development.


He writes as a way to learn and retain his native Vietnamese language and culture as well as improving his English while promoting the message of compassion, understanding, love, and mindfulness. He composes poems and writes articles in English and Vietnamese on different websites and magazines both in Vietnam and in the USA. He is also presenting his research and papers throughout the world. He also volunteers with the Buddhist Pathways Prison Project since 2011.


His book publications included: (Here are books on Amazon)

1. Thong Dong Khắp Mọi Nẻo Đường, Viet Ananda Foundation, USA. (2017)
2. The Beauty of Multiculturalism - Vẻ Đẹp Đa Văn Hóa.  Hương Tích Phật Việt / NXB Hồng Đức / United Buddhist Foundation, Saigon / Sacramento / Orange County (2017).
3. Tuệ Sỹ - Vị Thầy của Bốn Chúng - Liên Phật Hội / United Buddhist Foundation (Orange County, CA. (2017)
4. Tâm Bút Bạch Xuân Phẻ (Tâm Thường Định), NXB Liên Phật Hội (United Buddhist Publisher), California, USA. (2017)
5. Thầy Tôi - My Master. Editor, Trung Dao Publisher, Sacramento, CA. (2016)
6. Tâm Trong - Editor, Trung Dao Publisher, Sacramento, CA. (2016)
7. An Essence Of Mindful Leadership: Learning Through Mindfulness And Compassion. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany. (2015)
8. Awaken: Buddhism, Nature and Life – A Vision of Poems for West and East. Hoa Đàm Publisher. Westminster, CA(2014)
9. Tưởng Niệm và Tri Ân – Remembrance and Paying Tributes. Trung Dao Publisher, Sacramento, CA. (2014)
10. Best Teaching Practices: A Supporting Guide for New Teachers. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany(2013)
11. Hương Lòng - Perfume of the Heart. (2007)
12. Mẹ Cảm Xúc và Em. (2004)

Writing poems and articles in English and Vietnamese on some websites/magazines both in Vietnam and in USA.








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