Ms. Korik holds a Master’s in Education degree in Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction from the George Mason University Graduate School of Education. In 2014, she completed the New and Aspiring School Leaders program at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate Center of Education. Ms. Korik holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from James Madison University.
She began her career as a Washington, D.C., Teach for America corps member, where she taught kindergarten. In 2011, Ms. Korik was 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.
Most recently, Ms. Korik supported instructional leadership efforts at School Readiness Consulting, where she helped to coordinate, develop and facilitate professional learning opportunities for early childhood professionals.
Ms. Korik believes that high quality early childhood 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.