Scrum Master, builder of people, leadership strategist, and a Leader of Leaders … Kim has spent the last 20+ years using her voice in authentic ways developing leaders to galvanize the essential components of leadership and augment their delivery to educators and the students they serve.

Currently serving as the Director of Instructional Leadership Solutions and District Lead Consultant/Leadership Coach with Instructional Empowerment, she provides professional development and executive leadership coaching to internal faculty and educators across the nation. Prior to joining IE, she served as a classroom teacher, Curriculum Administrator, and High School Principal during her 14 years with Cleveland City Schools. As an educator, she dedicated her focus to the mission of exposing students to enriched learning experiences that were not otherwise afforded.

As Staff Developer, Conference Speaker, Leadership Coach, and District Lead, her expertise in helping teachers and school leaders identify the components of rigorous instruction has been the conduit for schools to develop instructional strategies that meet the unique needs of today’s learner while enhancing student achievement, school climate, and overall morale. Kim’s leadership of a school in turnaround status resulted in an increased letter grade for the first time since 2015, allowing the exit of state oversight. Kim’s work is tethered in influencing the shift of individual leadership styles and strategies to evoke change as she zeros in on her social mission to impact the people who impact the world.

Kim attended Cleveland State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on Adult Learning and Development. She is a Certified Scrum Master and uses her skills to strengthen internal systems, keeping leadership teams agile and responsive to changing demands while executing strategic initiatives to surpass organizational objectives.

Kim and her husband relocated to Lake Mary, Florida to escape the winter climate, be closer to her grandchildren, and pursue her passion for developing leaders.

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