Franklin Chen joined the St. Mark’s Modern Language Department as a Chinese teacher in the Fall of 2020. Franklin was a Founding High School Mandarin Teacher at the Neighborhood Charter School in Dorchester. Prior to that, he had been an ESL teacher, a teaching fellow at Harvard, and an administrator in Higher Education working with international students. He is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. He earned a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education as well as a Master in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. He is also an advisor for the Gender and Sexuality Alliance affinity group at St. Mark's.