Kim Bearden comes to KELLER ISD
Brought to K.I.S.D by the M.R & Evelyn Hudson Foundation
Kim Bearden - Ron Clark Academy co-founder, Best Selling Author of "Crash Course: Life Lessons My Students Taught Me", executive director and language arts teacher - is an award-winning educator of almost thirty years. Her unique combination of innovation, discipline and creativity transform average classrooms to remarkable learning centers!
Kim Bearden delivers inspiring keynote messages to thousands of educators each year. As the co-founder, executive director and language arts teacher of the Ron Clark Academy, she is daily active in all aspects of the educational process. With a teaching career spanning almost thirty years, she has been a teacher, instructional lead teacher, curriculum director, school board member, staff development trainer and middle school principal. Her first book, Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me, will be released by Simon and Schuster in July of 2014.
Bearden has received numerous awards for her creative and dynamic teaching styles. She was chosen 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. A member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2008, she is also a former Finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year and the Phenomenal Woman of Character Award. Women Works Media Group named her one of Georgia’s Most Powerful and Influential Women.
She often teaches concepts through songs, kinesthetic games, and unique teaching strategies that motivate even the most restless learners. Her students consistently score among the highest in the state on standardized tests. Most importantly, she has proven that the required curriculum can be taught in a way that reinforces academic rigor while making learning an adventure.
Thursday, Aug. 21st, 8:30am-4pm
6300 NE Loop 820
North Richland Hills, TX
Hillwood Middle School
Bear Creek Intermediate
South Keller Intermediate
Keller Middle School
Indian Springs Middle School
Parkwood Hill Intermediate
1:00-4:00: Afternoon Session (Drinks and snacks provided)
Chisholm Trail Intermediate
Fossil Hill Middle School
Trinity Springs Middle School
Timberview Middle School
Trinity Meadows Intermediate