As a child Kim was part of a Navy family, so she has lived many places. She was born in Indiana but lived in Oklahoma most of her youth. She attended St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, Oklahoma and earned an Associate of Social Science degree. She then earned a BS in Elementary and Special Education from Oklahoma State University.
She next taught middle school in New Mexico at a mission school, while living on the Navajo reservation. Kim moved to Madison in 1998 to be closer to her brother and his family who lived here, and began teaching at St. Dennis School that fall. Kim's brother has since left the area, but she has found an "adopted" family at St. Dennis.
She values her relationships with fellow teachers, students and their families, and is grateful to have such supportive and inclusive people in her life. The first seven years at St. Dennis, Kim taught middle school reading, math, religion, science and art. In 2006 a generous benefactor donated funds to build a state-of-the-art science lab in the school and she began teaching science in grades 1-8.
This year, she is happy to announce she will again be adding seventh and eighth grade reading to her responsibilities. "Inquiry" is her main theme for the extensive and challenging science curriculum and her goal it to make students think critically, while making learning fun. In December 2007 she earned a Master of Curriculum and Instruction degree from Alverno College in Milwaukee.
Kim's parents still live in Oklahoma, she has a brother and sister, and loves being a godmother and aunt to her six nieces and nephews.