New Teacher on the Block: Kevin Hong

By Division I Media & Journalism reporter Vilmarie

Maybe it’s no wonder that Kevin Hong is a Humanities teacher at Meridian -- his childhood was filled with “Hummy” activities! He loved to play piano, read books, listen to music, travel, and use his imagination. All of those easily correspond to a Humanities teacher, since those classes combine English, History, writing, and the arts.

Kevin was born in Little Italy in Chicago, Illinois. He was an only child, and his parents were born in Beijing, China, where Kevin has visited. His favorite place there was a restaurant called Wonton Monkey, where he loved the wonton soup, though unfortunately it’s not there anymore. His parents now live in San Francisco, California. Kevin describes them as “wonderful and amazing” parents.

He attended Harvard University and was a major in Art History. He loved studying works of art because there were so many things that you could tell about the artist based on their work, like their beliefs, connections, thoughts, and feelings.

Kevin came to Meridian because he really wanted to work at a school that was small so that it could be easy to talk to the students one-on-one and really get to know them. He was pleasantly surprised that the students weren’t stuck-up and snotty and that they truly embrace the idea of community. He also appreciates that the faculty are very supportive of each other. Kevin is currently a part of the Malignant club, which is a group that plays word games to increase vocabulary.

Welcome to Meridian, Kevin!