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Jenny Chung

Instructional Coach

After 14 years teaching 8th grade social studies, Jenny Chung became the JK-8 Cambridge Public Schools district social studies coach where she partnered with the Democratic Knowledge Project (DKP) from the beginning to co-design and pilot the early iterations of civics curriculum. She serves as an instructional coach to support teachers, and is part of the DKP Equity Working Group. Jenny is Californian, born and raised, transplanted to Cambridge. At Pomona College she studied Cultural Psychology and then went to study Race & Ethnic Studies in Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. After obtaining her MA, she worked as a Human Relations Specialist in Orange County, CA, working with schools to build campus environments that are respectful and inclusive. Jenny’s Chinese name means “heart as big as the sky,” and she learned as a young child that her role in the world was to love all people, especially those who didn’t feel that they belonged; that approach is the foundation of her work.

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The Democratic Knowledge Project is an initiative of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.