Kim is a Manager on the Reimagine Learning team, supporting the fund’s core strategy and operations as well as its regional impact work in Essex County, MA. In this role, she recently served as a project manager for a community-engaged strategic planning process with Salem Public Schools, resulting in the development of a five-year strategic plan that reflected the input of hundreds of community members. She also led the codification of the steps and tools used in that process to create An Educator’s Guide to Community-Engaged Strategic Planning (educatorsguide.newprofit.org). In 2018, she is supporting the design and launch of the Essex County Learning Community.
After spending almost two years as a telecommunications consultant, Kim realized she needed to work somewhere with a socially-minded mission. This revelation ultimately led her to Root Cause, where she worked as a nonprofit strategy consultant and supported clients in healthcare, policy advocacy, and education on a range of projects including strategic planning, performance measurement, and stakeholder engagement. Through this work, Kim developed a specific interest in education, which led her to her work as an Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellow at the District of Columbia Public Schools, where she helped to refine the district’s approach to assessing teacher effectiveness. Kim believes increasing equity for all students is the single most important social issue today. She holds a BA in cognitive science from Brown University and an MBA from Yale School of Management.