Jina Sung

Director, Institute for Social-Emotional Learning in Korea, Republic of Korea

Jina Sung is an educational researcher and practitioner in the field of social emotional learning (SEL). In the past, she lived in the US for about 20 years, working as teacher for kindergarteners and elementary students in various school settings. Since 2013, she has lived in Korea and strived to innovate Korean public schools through SEL efforts. Her current work includes developing SEL programs for schools, educating teachers for implementing SEL, and developing and implementing SEL projects outside school. She earned her M.A. and Ed.D from Columbia University in New York. Her doctoral dissertation focused on implementation of SEL in a public elementary school in New York City.


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