Junia Kim was born and raised in California and spent most of her life in the Bay Area. Since 2012, she taught grades 4-8 in Oakland and Berkeley, and most recently was a 7th and 8th grade math teacher and an inaugural co-president of her teacher’s union. At HTMM, she looks forward to learning from students, teachers, and families around important topics like individual agency and building community as a new school. In the upcoming chapter of her journey, Junia hopes to disrupt cycles of disenfranchisement experienced by youth in the foster care system.
In her free time, Junia enjoys stories and conversations, making things, exploring things, trying things, and performing things. She graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature (English and Spanish) from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and earned her Ed.M. in Language and Literature at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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