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Sophie Korn

Teacher, English and History Department Chair

MA, Teaching Social Studies, USC
BA, Writing Seminars, Johns Hopkins University

“Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time—proof that humans can work magic.”

—Carl Sagan

Prior to teaching at Environmental Charter Schools, Sophie spoke to nearly 100,000 students across Southern California about the science behind climate change as well as what they could do to take action as an educator for the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE). Before ACE, she worked on the trails of the Santa Monica Mountains facilitating wilderness experiences for families from urban communities with the Children’s Nature Institute.

Sophie graduated with her Masters of Arts in Teaching from USC in May of 2009. She was a Leo D. Buscaglia scholar, and a Phi Kappa Phi scholar, and graduated with university honors. She is also a member of the Alpha Gamma Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honors society in education.

She holds three single subject CLAD credentials for English, History and Science. Sophie graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University in May of 2009 as a Charles D. Miller Scholar with departmental honors. As an undergraduate, she was a staff writer for the Pulitzer Prize winning Johns Hopkins Newsletter, directed and performed with a sketch comedy troupe, was Jewish Engagement Liason for the Hopkins Hillel and was Vice President of Membership Recruitment for her sorority, Alpha Phi. She also taught third grade as a fellow in the Teach Baltimore program.

Sophie is a proud product of LAUSD, she graduated from LACES (Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies) in 2004 as the co-editor in chief of the student newspaper and student body president.

She volunteers her time with local and international environmental justice organizations from the Rainforest Action Network to La Causa (Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice and Action). You might recognize her from her role as Miss Americans for Clean Coal Electricity in Greenpeace USA’s Meet Misinformation Pageant.