Carina Wong

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Deputy Director, US Programs

Carina spearheaded the foundation’s investments in a set of teacher-designed literacy and math tools and led efforts to redesign professional development systems with an eye towards creating real-time opportunities for teachers to collaborate.

Her current portfolio is focused on building strong national and local teacher practice networks and finding ways to connect teachers to other teachers, at scale.  She believes that nobody knows teaching like teachers and the greatest innovations over the next decade in education will come from classroom teachers.  She has worked in education for over two decades at the national, state and local levels.

She is a former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer and the mother of three young children.  She has a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master’s in Teaching with a specialization in Social Studies and ESL from George Washington. She also holds a Master’s in Education Policy and Administration from Stanford University.