Christina Balkaran

2021-2022 Inspire Math Fellow

Christina Balkaran is a math instructional coach at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Boston, MA. Christina previously taught middle school and high school mathematics at the Henderson K-12 Inclusion School, where she served as lead teacher, department head, and new teacher mentor. Christina’s work is grounded in the belief that all students have a right to a high quality education. Christina works to dismantle historical barriers that Black and Latinx students continue to face in their education. Christina is passionate about data driven instruction as a means of providing equitable and anti-racist educational opportunities for students. In the past year, Christina has focused on projects that empower teachers as leaders within their schools and districts. Christina earned her BA in mathematics at Connecticut College and M.Ed. at Lesley University in Mathematics Education.