Dr. Chan has been teaching in San Jose since the late 1970s. She taught for Frances Gulland for two years before becoming employed for FMSD, where she has currently taught for nearly 40 years. Dr. Chan has taught at San Jose State University and ESHUSD, teaching Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement during summer school.
She has her Associate's degree in Physical Education, Bachelor degrees in Physical Education and Early Childhood Education with Creative Arts, a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Special Education, and a Doctorate's degree in Second Language Acquisition (ELD). Dr. Chan also has her administrator's credential. Furthermore, Dr. Chan is NASA certificated for the Johnson Space Center: Handling Moon Rocks & Meteorites and C++ Botball Robotics.