Kari Kokka

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Dr. Kari Kokka is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Instruction and Learning. She studies student and teacher perspectives of Social Justice Mathematics and longevity of STEM teachers of color in urban schools. Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a math teacher and math coach for 10 years at Vanguard High School, a Title I public high school in New York City where she used Complex Instruction and Performance Assessment, and a math teacher and diving coach for one year at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, CA. She has also worked at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity to support schools and districts with Performance Assessment and Project Based Learning. Dr. Kokka completed her doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, her M.A. with the Stanford Teacher Education Program, and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She is beginning her second year as co-chair of the AERA SIG Critical Educators for Social Justice.

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