James Madison University, M.S. in Journalism
George Mason University, M.Ed. in Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction
She began her career as a Washington, D.C., Teach for America corps member, where she taught kindergarten. Ms. Korik was then part of the inaugural staff at Imagine Andrews Public Charter School, launching the first public charter school on a United States military base. She then served as an assistant director at Little Beginnings, an infant through pre-K child development center in Arlington, Virginia. After graduate school, Ms. Korik completed the New and Aspiring School Leaders program at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate Center of Education.
Most recently, Ms. Korik supported instructional leadership efforts at School Readiness Consulting, where she helped to coordinate, develop and facilitate professional learning and leadership development opportunities for early childhood and elementary school professionals across the country.
Ms. Korik has presented on topics of inquiry at conferences for the National Association of the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).
Ms. Korik believes that high quality early childhood and elementary programs positively influence children’s development and learning, providing a solid foundation for school success and improved outcomes later in life.
In her free time, Ms. Korik does freelance photography and enjoys rooting for the Baltimore Ravens, reading Wikipedia pages, and trying new restaurants with her husband, Boris.