About Kim

    Personal

  • Married, mother of four grown children (ages 30, 27, 25, 22) and a step son (18)
  • Educational Background

  • BS Human Development/Special Education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln specializing in Early Childhood Education
  • Previously Certified Teacher in Nebraska and Colorado
  • Graduate coursework in areas of Deaf Education, Behavioral Impairments, and Curriculum
  • Elected Offices and Positions

  • House of Representatives - elected November 2006
  • Vice Chair Bio Sciences Committee
  • Rochester School Board - elected 1998, re-elected 2002
    • Treasurer 2006
    • Chair 2005
    • Vice Chair 2002
    • Board Clerk 2001
  • MSBA District Legislative Delegate and Alternate 2001 to 2003
  • Co-Chair of the Dept. of Health's Steps for a Healthier Minnesota committee
  • Work Experience

  • Rochester Area Math/Science Partnership - Executive Director 2009-2011
  • Junior Achievement - District Manager 2005 to 2007
  • Waldenbooks 2001 - 2005 (store closed)
  • Volunteer Coordinator Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 1996 to 2001
  • Art Awareness Coordinator for ISD 535 - 1993 to 2000
  • Interagency Family Connection serving families of children with special needs 1993 to 1996
  • In-home Child Care Provider 1991 to 1993
  • Substitute Teacher for Aurora Public Schools in Colorado 1988 to 1989
  • Recognition and Awards

  • Rochester School Board Plaque of Recognition as Board Chair 2005
  • KROC Super Citizen 2004
  • MSBA Directors Award 2004
  • Minnesota PTSA - Minnesota Life Achievement Award 2001
  • KTTC / Volunteer Connection - 10 Who Make a Difference 1998
  • Junior Achievement Consultant of the Year 1998
  • National Cable TV / National PTA - Outstanding Leadership 1998
  • Rochester Area Council PTSA Outstanding Leadership Award 1997
  • JC Penney Company Golden Rule Award Finalist 1996
  • Rochester Principals Association - Friend of Education Award 1996
  • Virginia Court Elementary PTA Colorado Life Membership PTA 1988
  • Education / Child Welfare Related Experience

  • Co-Chair Steps to a Healthier Minnesota State Leadership Team 2006
  • Minnesota Department of Health - Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) State Steering Committee 2002 - 2006
  • Junior Achievement Board of Directors 2005
  • Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning (Dept. of Ed.) Committees:
    • SAFPE Advisory Committee 2002 to 2003
    • Grant Reviewer - Afterschool Initiatives / Safety 2002
    • Commissioners Advisory Committee 1999 to 2001
    • Administrative Rule Committee 1999 to 2001
    • Administrative Licensure Review Committee 1999 to 2001
    • Charter School Review Committee 1998 to 2001
    • Federal Reading Grant Committee 2001
  • Minnesota Alliance for Student Achievement Board Member 2000 to 2001
  • Minnesota Committee for Public Education Charter Member Officer
  • Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year Judge 2 years
  • MASA Discovery Card Scholarship Judge 1 year
  • National PTA - NPTA Board of Directors - re-elected 2006
  • Former, National Council of States At-Large Member Resolution, Field Service Committee, Membership and Urban Initiatives committees
  • Minnesota State PTA - Past President and Legislative Representative
  • Rochester Area Council PTSA - Past President
  • Harriet Bishop Elementary PTSA - Past President
  • John Adams Middle School PTSA - Member and Cultural Arts Chair
  • John Marshall High School PTSA - Charter Member and Past President
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA) member since 1986
  • Special Outreach Projects

  • Presenter for MSBA Ambassadors Program (NCLB) 2003
  • K-12 Forum on Education Panelist - League of Women Voters 2003
  • Building Successful Partnerships: NPTA Parent Involvement Presenter
  • Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Public Education Community Forum Director 1998
  • Voucher Debate Panelist - League of Women Voters 1997
  • Growing Parents - Growing Kids Co-Chair 1993, 1995
  • School Board Forum Planning Teams PTA / League of Women Voters
  • Taking Charge of Your TV Statewide Coordinator / Presenter 1996 - 2003
  • School Volunteer since 1986
  • Volunteers In Education Cluster Coordinator 1996 to 1998
  • Junior Achievement Consultant 1993 to 1999
  • Art Awareness 5th Grade Program since 1992
  • Gifted and Talented Education Volunteer for Junior Great Books 1996 and 1997
  • Rochester Public School Committees

  • Diversity Committee Member and Grants Chair 1998
  • School Start Time 1997
  • Budget 1994 and 1995
  • Space Needs Task Force 1995 and other District Facility Needs Subcommittees
  • Religious Sensitivity Committee 1996
  • John Adams Site Team Member 1996 / 1997
  • John Marshall Parent Advisory since 1996
  • Edison Staff Hiring Committees 1994 and 1997
  • Math / Science Partnership Subcommittee on Parent Involvement 1994
  • School Calendar Committee for Meet & Confer 1994
  • Rochester Public School Committee Appointments

  • GRAUC Higher Ed Committee
  • District Assessment Committee
  • ISD 535 Parent Involvement Task Force
  • Diversity Council - Education Committee Member & PRW Subcommittee Chair
  • Olmsted County Coordinated School Health Co-Chair
  • Suicide Prevention Task Force Member
  • Youth Commission of Olmsted County Member
  • Quarry Hill Nature Center Friends of Quarry Hill
  • Special Education Advisory Council - Rotation
  • Teacher Advisory Council - Rotation
  • Northrop, Longfellow, Riverside Construction Oversight Committee
  • Site and Staff Meeting Visitations
  • Other Community Involvement

  • Rotary Club 2005 - current
  • Chamber of Commerce member 2000 - current
  • Olmsted County Public Health Community Advisory Committee 2004 - 2007
  • MN School Boards Association Conference Presenter 2003 & 2005
  • Education Minnesota (MEA) Conference Presenter - Parent Involvement 2003
  • Action For Healthy Kids Video Conference Presenter - Vending & Student Nutrition 2003
  • Walk to School Day Planning Committee and Volunteer 2003
  • MN Action For Healthy Kids - State Steering Committee Member 2003 - current
  • Diversity Council Education Committee Member / Prejudice Reduction Workshop Chair 2001 to 2004
  • Lily the Literacy Van Summer Volunteer 2002
  • Destination Imagination Judge 2002
  • School Bond Referendum Co-Chair
  • Parent / Family Involvement Grant Committee 1996 and 1997
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Poetry Contest Chair or Help 1992 to 1998
  • Channel One Summer Lunch Program 1997 and 1998
  • Running Start for School 1995 to 1998
  • Children First: Event Planning Committee and Subcommittee 1996 and 1997
  • Community Consensus - Religion / Values in Schools 1996
  • Jim Price for School Board Campaign Manager 1994
  • College for Kids Parent Volunteer 1994, 1996, 1997
  • Sunday School Teacher 1994 to 1998, 2003
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network Volunteer working with homeless families 2002 - current
  • Habitat For Humanity Volunteer 2002, 2006
  • First Unitarian Universalists Library Volunteer 2001 - current
  • League of Women Voters Member 1996 - current
  • Samaritan Bethany Sunday Escort 1997
  • Assisi Heights Celebration Volunteer 1997
  • Gamma Phi Beta Alumnae
  • Family Services (Lincoln, Nebraska) Rape Crisis Line Volunteer, Domestic Abuse
  • Women's Group Facilitator, Court Watch 1983
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