Joon Yong Choi

Regional Development Manager

Joon was born in DaeJeon, South Korea, but spent most of his life in the tristate area. He grew up in Princeton, NJ and moved to Boston to attend college at Boston University before finally settling down in New York City.

After graduating from BU, education quickly became the focus of Joon’s life. He taught at a middle school in Bronx as a special education social studies teacher while pursuing a master’s degree in Teaching Special Education from Relay GSE. To understand education from a global perspective, he enrolled in Teachers College at Columbia University and achieved another MA degree in International and Comparative Education.

After 4 years in the classroom, Joon developed more questions than answers about the education system. He joined E4E because he realized that his impact as a teacher in the current system was limited and in order to achieve educational equity, there needs to be large-scale change. As a proud Korean American, Joon uses his experience and perspective to be a force for change during a time when teachers and students need it the most.


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New York, NY 10005