If someone had told me twenty years ago that my life’s passion would be dedicated to the field of education, I would have probably burst into laughter. In fact, I got most of the way through college with no intention to work with children. I didn’t really have any experience with kids. I had one older sibling, many older cousins, and two failed attempts at babysitting under my belt. I double majored in History and Latin American Studies at the University of New Mexico, and planned to apply to law school. As a young, idealistic college student, I imagined myself defending the rights of others – a female Atticus Finch. It seemed like a great plan as far as I was concerned – until one of my classmates told me about a part-time job teaching English to students from other countries. And so the educator spark in me was ignited.
In the last fifteen years, I have earned a Master’s Degree, a PhD, and experienced the best job ever: teaching little kids, teenagers, and adults. To learn more about my background and why I want to serve on our School Committee, read on… kimberlyforkids