Kim is the parent of four children, two of whom have disabilities. She specializes in special education state and federal legislation, curriculum and instructional methodologies, IEP development, dispute resolution, and services for children with autism and other communication and/or intellectual disabilities.
For almost two decades, Kim has been a special education administrator serving students and families in high performing and urban school districts. She is an adjunct professor at the Lesley University Graduate School of Education and a former Principal of an Early Childhood Center in Chevy Chase Maryland. From 2006 to 2008, Kim worked for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the area of Program Quality Assurance. In this capacity, she reviewed districts to ensure their compliance with special education, ELL, Civil Rights law and addressed related parent complaint-resolution across the Commonwealth.
Kim holds a BA from Saint Michael’s College in Elementary Education, a M.Ed. from Salem State University in Elementary Education, a C.A.G.S from Johns Hopkins University in Early Childhood Special Education, and a Doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in Elementary and Special Education. She is the recipient of the Johns Hopkins Schiffman and Buckman Fellowships for academic excellence.