Mallory Tuominen


Mallory Tuominen is World Savvy’s Chief Program Officer.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Mallory has always been driven by a love for learning. Beginning her career as a classroom teacher, Mallory was quickly exposed to the inequities in public education and worked diligently to create a classroom that was inclusive, relevant and real-world based, while holding all of her students to high standards. A desire to work more closely with educators to develop their cultural competence inspired Mallory to leave the classroom and join the Minnesota Humanities Center. Working closely with community members in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Greater Minnesota, Mallory developed and facilitated humanities-based professional development offerings for educators. 

Prior to joining World Savvy in 2015, Mallory worked as an Assessment Manager in Chicago Public Schools providing leadership around assessment for student learning for the district’s high schools. She also worked as an Instructional Supports Manager for Minneapolis Public Schools, collaborating to support the district’s new and tenured educators through professional development and mentorship. Throughout her 15 year career in education, Mallory’s focus has always remained on high-quality teaching and learning and providing educators with professional learning opportunities to transform practice. 

Mallory holds a BA in History and an MEd in Social Studies Education, both from the University of Minnesota. She also holds an MEd in Education, Culture and Society from DePaul University and a certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. 

When not working Mallory enjoys travel, reading, and spending time with her husband and young daughter taking advantage of all the Twin Cities community has to offer.

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