Teresa Tung

Secondary School Principal, Hong Kong Academy

Teresa believes that great learning experiences should support each child to know themselves, understand the world, and be joyful, successful and contributing global citizens. Currently, Teresa is serving as the Secondary School Principal at Hong Kong Academy, a nonprofit, inclusive community IB world school and the host of the Global Citizen Diploma consortium. An experienced international educator, Teresa has taught in three International Baccalaureate programmes, contributes regularly to IB curriculum development, participates in IB and Council of International School (CIS) authorisation school visits, and leads educator workshops on topics such as Approaches to Learning. Having previously served as a Global Citizen Diploma (GCD) Co-ordinator, Teresa brings her passion for and experience with the GCD to help students reflect on and gain recognition for their contributions academically and to the wider community. Exemplifying her own global citizenship, she is a part of Compass Education, empowering educators with the tools to encourage students as sustainability advocates and systems thinkers, and also as a course leader for Amala Education, which has developed the first international high school curriculum for young people who are displaced. Teresa holds a Certificate of International School Leadership from Principals’ Training Center and a Corporate Innovation Certificate from Stanford Business School. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Teaching from the University of Virginia. In her down time, Teresa is nourished by spending time with her family, including her son who is a proud HKA Dragonfly in Pre-K, and connecting with nature around Sai Kung.