Theresa Kao

Education: Mrs. Kao obtained a Bachelors of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M. Ed. from the Gervirtz Graduate School of Education at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Previous experience: Before coming to Prospect Hill Academy, Mrs. Kao spent seven years teaching various grade levels k-6 in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. She also taught at LA's first public school Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program.  

Hobbies and interests: During her time outside of school, Mrs. Kao enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, traveling, and watching movies. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, but she often goes back to LA to visit her family. 

Why did you choose to work at Prospect Hill Academy?: “I have chosen to work at PHA because of the positive culture of teamwork and commitment as well as a growth-set mentality.  I feel incredibly supported by the administration, my colleagues, my students, and all the families. I truly enjoy collaborating with all the other teachers, working together with the parents, and growing together with my students. I love how the staff and students/families are all so diverse, and we can learn so much from each other."