Carina Wong

Summer 2013 Mentor

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Carina Wong is currently the Deputy Director of Education for the College Ready Work Team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her portfolio is focused on dramatically improving student achievement by investing in teachers---helping them improve their practice, scaling those practices through virtual and viral networks, and helping districts redesign their professional development systems so that they are more collaborative, personalized and relevant. Prior to the Gates Foundation, she was the Executive Director of the Chez Panisse Foundation in Berkeley, CA. She has worked in education for over 20 years and held leadership positions at the national, state and district levels. Carina served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa and is a mother of three young children.