Kim comes to IVA with a background in International Studies, Social Studies and sales marketing. Kim completed her Masters in Education, Curriculum & Instruction and holds a Single Subject Credential in Secondary Social Studies. She attended college and met her wonderful husband in Seattle. They are now happily rooted in California and raising their daughter! Her marketing background expanded her leadership, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. She is committed to creating a supportive, trusting environment that cultivates a community of accepting, compassionate and critically-thinking global citizens. Her fascination for the world, different cultures, and her Armenian heritage inspire her to travel, and appreciate community and varying perspectives.
"I have a profound appreciation for the master virtues which IVA seeks to foster in it's students. Social Science is a content area ideal for cultivating an intellectual virtue approach to learning. More specifically, the disciplinary practices inherent to Social Studies encompass curiosity through inquiry, thoroughness through corroboration, and open-mindedness through engagement with multiple accounts and perspectives. I strive to develop learners who question, embrace challenge, and deepen their understanding of the world and I feel fortunate that I am part of a school whose mission and vision align with this same philosophy of education."