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Kimberly Reddy

Jan 09, 2017 03:02PM ● By Cate Reynolds

Kimberly Reddy

Key School, Annapolis

Years teaching at Key: 4

Currently teaching: 6th–7th grade Humanities, Middle and Upper School Technology Integration, Director of “Girls Who Code”

Proudest teaching moment: “My proudest teaching moments occur as I engage with students grappling with ideas, persevering through challenge, and finding excitement in newfound understandings. My most distinct memories from the classroom stem from seeing that spark in students’ eyes when they are fully engaged and inspired by the tools and materials I use to ignite exploration and creativity.”

Teaching philosophy: “I believe that the most authentic teaching occurs when students and teachers partner to share their knowledge, experiences, and perspectives of the world to build meaningful connections and powerful understandings.”

Toughest challenge facing educators: “Teachers work in a world where information is coming from all angles at a rapid-fire pace. It can be challenging to balance the ever-changing landscape of methodologies, teaching tools, technological resources, and expectations with purposeful instruction.”

Kim is a passionate educator with a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. She is always eager to collaborate with faculty about incorporating authentic technologies in the classroom…not just to do it, but to ensure that we do it well and in ways that truly enhance the children’s overall learning experience. Her facility with curriculum development is appreciated by her colleagues in multiple divisions as Key’s teachers work on curriculum design with an eye toward the First School through Upper School continuum. Kim keeps close watch on the latest developments in academic technologies and readily seeks professional development opportunities that will enrich the academic experiences of both students and faculty. She is well regarded and genuinely liked by her colleagues and her students alike.” —Matthew Nespole, Head of School

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