Judy Yu


Judy W. Yu is thrilled to join the Girls Leadership team as a New York Educator. Judy is a MotherScholar who has diverse and extensive teaching experience as a PreK-16 educator in schools and academic settings in the areas of social justice education and critical multicultural studies.

Judy’s deepest passion in joining Girls Leadership is rooted in her identity as a MotherScholar. As a MotherScholar, she views society and education through a critical lens that affords her the ability to examine the impact of students’ lives and communities across gender, race, class, language, and other social identifiers.

Judy is also the Founding Executive Director of REACH® a non-profit educational consulting firm based in New York City. The mission of REACH®: Research. Educate. Aspire. Change. History.® is to collaborate with children, youth, families, school community, and civic leaders as active participants to conduct research on the challenges of curriculum and instruction in schools to educational change. She is also the Education Advisor and Visiting Faculty at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). Judy serves as a Professional Developer at Bank Street College of Education where she provides professional development on Social Emotional Learning for New York City Public School leaders and teachers.

Judy received her Doctorate of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and her Masters of Education from the University of California, Los Angles, (UCLA) where she was a first grade teacher in East Los Angeles, California. Judy’s educational activism began during her undergraduate years at Boston College.