ACCORD brings you Kim Bearden

Multi-Award Winning Teacher/ Ron Clark Academy Co-Founder

Allegany County Teachers to Spend Columbus Day with Kim Bearden

Monday, Oct. 13th, 8am-1pm

Our Lady Of Angels Church, Cuba, NY

This event is free of charge and open to all Allegany County School District staff. To register for the event please call Sherrie Voss- Baroni at 585-268-7605 extension 1242

Join us for a remarkable Columbus Day full of professional development, inspiration and empowerment.

Kim Bearden, a dynamic speaker, will remind you why you became a teacher. She shares stories of success and failures that have guided her journey as a leader in education. Kim transforms the learning experience through engagement and creativity. Ask Kim your questions and network with your peers from local districts facing the same local issues as you! Spots are limited RSVP TODAY!!!!

Kim Bearden - Cofounder, Executive Director, and Language Arts Teacher

Kim Bearden was selected from over 70,000 nominations to be honored as the Disney American Teacher Awards Outstanding Middle School Humanities Teacher. The Milken Family Foundation selected her as one of 155 teachers from across the nation to receive the Award for Excellence in Education, and she was chosen from among 7000 teachers as Teacher of the Year in Cobb County, Georgia. Ms. Bearden is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2008, and she received the Phoenix Award from Mayor Shirley Franklin for her dedication to the education. Kimberly is a former Finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year and the Phenomenal Woman of Character Award. Over the past twenty-three years, she has been a teacher, instructional lead teacher, curriculum director, school board member, staff development trainer, and middle school principal.

Crash Course, The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me.

The inspiring true story of a teacher’s experiences with her students and the life lessons she learned that can help others find joy and success.

Crash Course chronicles the life lessons that Kim Bearden has learned during an award-winning career in education that has spanned three decades. Kim has taught more than 2,000 students, and each has shown her something about the world and the abundant capacity for love, resilience, and appreciation that we all possess. By sharing her students’ stories, she teaches their inspiring lessons to us all.

Throughout the ups and downs of her professional and personal life, Kim found that her students were the light that illuminated her path; they were her sanctuary in the storm. From her challenges as a first year teacher, to her triumphs as the cofounder of the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, Kim shares how children can teach each of us the importance of building relationships, abandoning fear, embracing one’s unique gifts, and living with passion.

Full of honesty, humor, heartbreak, and humanity, Kim’s experiences show how children can help any one of us, despite life’s obstacles, find the joy and significance in both our personal and professional lives
Who's the Teacher Here?

Brought to you by ACCORD Corporation's 21stCCLC Program

ACCORD Corporation's vision to Educate*Encourage*Empower shaped the mission of the 21st CCLC program “ To ensure students of Allegany County are provided safe, high quality enrichment, education, recreation and development activities that enhance the collective missions of area schools alleviating the rural barriers of poverty and isolation by providing opportunities for students to achieve their greatest potential.”