Mikyong Cho works as a teacher of reading, writing, and Korean at the High School of Language and Innovation in the Bronx, New York City. This is her sixteenth year as an educator in the New York public school system.
Mikyong earned an M.S. in TESOL and Bilingual Extension in Secondary Education and an M.S. in Reading at Lehman College. She has studied Korean in an effort to obtain certification to teach Korean as a Foreign Language. In 2007, Mikyong applied for and received a Federal Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant of over $400,000 to establish Project Arirang. The project enabled Korean language and cultural activities to be conducted in the H. Truman High School and five elementary schools.
Mikyong received the Lehman Urban Teacher and Counselor Education Award, presented by the Division of Education at Lehman College. She helped make possible visits to Korea by fourteen students from the Bronx. Her efforts in promoting the teaching and learning of Korean have been recognized numerous times in the media.
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