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About Kim

DISCLAIMER:

The opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of my employer.

About Me:

I am a mom, a wife, and an elementary teacher. I have had the call to teach ever since I was a child, begging my brother and sister to play school with me every chance I got.  I truly love learning, and my goal as a teacher is to help instill the same feeling in my students.  Teaching a child to regurgitate content just so they do well on a test never appealed to me. Instead, I strive to teach them to love the process of learning and help them find their passions, explore their creativity, and work as a team with their peers to accomplish a goal.

I have been an elementary teacher since 2003, working in Ohio, Florida, and Michigan. I also spent four years as an educational consultant, but I missed the personal connections that you can only make as a classroom teacher, so I left to return to teaching in 2013. During the 2015-2016 school year, I have made the change to teaching 5th grade after many years teaching in the primary grades. The move was by choice, as I have wanted to work with older students for a while to see what more independent learners would be capable of accomplishing. So far, I am not regretting the move!

On a more personal note, I spent the first couple decades of my life up in the cold of Michigan.  When the gray, cold winters finally got the best of me, I made my way to south Florida to enjoy the sunshine, warmth, and occasional hurricane. After 9 wonderful years in Florida, my husband and I had the crazy idea to move back up to Michigan to be closer to family, and I have questioned this decision every winter so far! I have a beautiful baby daughter and a very spoiled rat terrier named Tank (see below).  I love talking walks with the family when the weather is nice, pretending to be a real runner, reading political thrillers, and watching some horrible shows on the TV!

Don’t mess with my momma!

One comment on “About Kim

  1. Um, Kim…this bio could be copied onto my blog! Well not the living in Michigan and Florida part, but so much of your story is like mine! Glad to have “met” you on the chat tonight!

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