Kim has dreamed of being a teacher since she was a child. She moved to Colorado Springs in 2013 to work as a secondary English teacher at a K-12, Title I charter school. In 2017, she spent one year as an assistant principal at that same school, where she coached teachers as a Mentor Teacher with the TAP program.
Her belief is that education is meant to inspire both teachers and students as lifelong learners. She values critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and caregiving in her support of teachers and students. Her hope is to empower them to empower their own voices and values as they seek knowledge and growth.
Kim has a Master’s degree in English-Generalist, a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education, and is pursuing a Principal Licensure certificate through the University of Colorado—Colorado Springs. She is engaging in volunteer work with CASA of the Pikes Peak Region and is currently entering her fourth year as an adjunct English instructor at Pikes Peak Community College. Kim has had the support of her spouse, Justin, for 14 years. Together, they enjoy spending time with their two dogs, Karma and Kismet.