EuJin Tang is the proud principal of the Sunset Park School. She attended Boston Public Schools as a child and is humbled by leading an urban school in Brooklyn.
Previous to this, she was a Director in the Office of Instructional Support under the Department of Academics, Performance and Support for the Department of Education. She led the literacy team that designed and implemented the Citywide Curriculum Professional Development that supported all teachers adopting Core Curriculum and non-adopting secondary schools in NYC.
Prior to this, she was the Children First Intensive director, overseeing the professional development for Clusters, Networks, and district superintendents, translating policy into implementation through Citywide and Achievement Institutes. She gained her knowledge of school leadership when she was a Deputy Network Leader for Children’s First Network 611. There she built a strong instructional foundation for her team of Achievement Coaches and supported twenty-six schools. Her work focused on adult learning with accountability measures that supplemented coaching frameworks and implementation rubrics. Before joining this network, she was an Achievement Coach for CFN 601. A large part of her role was to lead Performance-Based Assessment Pilots for nine of her schools that were nominated as a lab-site in year two of the initiative.
EuJin received her Bachelor of Arts in English at Boston College, followed by a Master of Arts in Education as a Teaching Fellow from Long Island University. She completed her Post Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from The City College of New York, where she was a recipient of the Outstanding Leadership and Research award. She extended her studies at Queens College to obtain a School District certification in 2011.
Her teaching career dates back to 2003, where she began teaching English as a Foreign Language in a private boarding school. When she joined the Department of Education in 2004, she taught in Brooklyn and then continued her teaching in District 2, at PS/IS 126, the Manhattan Academy of Technology. There she led professional development that fostered collaborative inquiry amongst colleagues and was part of the instructional leadership team to support shifts in instructional practice that aligned to the CCLS.
In 2007, she joined the Learning Cultures Team, under Cynthia McCallister, the Director of Literacy at New York University. As a practitioner and writer, she presented at regional and national conferences that focused in research around social learning that instilled student autonomy and independence. During that time, she enjoyed teaching literacy courses at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. She continues to speak at various panels and committees on literacy instruction and educational leadership and hopes to continue to build coherence and sound instruction in urban schools.
EuJin looks forward to her continued years in the Sunset Park School.