Shira A. Korn
Shira A. Korn

Shira A. Korn

Cohort: 2016

Pace University: Masters of Education; Major in Science Education Grades 6-12 Concentration: Physics

Oberlin College: Bachelor of Arts; Major in Physics and English

Contact info

Shira.Korn@usc.eduPhone: 9144332159Curriculum Vitae


K-12 Education Policy

Research Interest


School Accountability

Equity and Inclusion

Teacher Labor Markets

Shira A. Korn

Shira Korn (working with Dr. Morgan Polikoff) is a Ph.D. student in K-12 Education Policy at the USC Rossier School of Education and Master’s student in public policy at the USC Price School of Public Policy. She is interested in the role of federal, state, and local policies in improving educational outcomes for underserved students. Specifically, her research interests include standards, school accountability systems, and teacher labor markets. 

Shira earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physics and English from Oberlin College. After college, she taught 11th and 12th grade Physics in Washington Heights, New York while earning her Master's Degree in Adolescent Education from Pace University through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. 


Professional Experience:

New York City Department of Education: Physics Teacher, The Community Health Academy of the Heights

Honors and Awards:

  • New York State Teaching Certification: Professional Certification
  • Certificate of Excellence in Recognition of Scholarly Achievement from Pace University (May 2013)
  • James E. Peterson Memorial Award for enthusiasm and tenacity from Oberlin College Athletic Program (March 2011)
  • Fund for Teachers: Grant Award Recipient

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