Kimberly L. Mitchell
Kimberly is a writer, workshop leader and speaker with a focus on deeper learning and inquiry-based teaching practices. She is passionate about improving the classroom experience for students and teachers by utilizing new technologies in order to free up time for instructional conversations and Project/Problem based learning.
Most recently, she helped launch the INSPIRE Center (Innovations in System-wide Professional Improvement and Redesigns in Education) at the University of Washington's College of Education.
Kimberly was a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation leading education strategy grants on the College Ready and Pacific NW teams and served as Director of Partner Engagement for Teach For All in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She was Vice Principal at Chief Sealth HS in Seattle, WA and Elementary Principal at American Community School in Athens, Greece, where she launched the International Baccalaureate PYP program in 1998.
Kimberly began her career with Teach for America in 1991 as a corps member in Compton, CA. After TFA, she continued teaching in Compton, Colegio Americano in Quito, Ecuador and East Los Angeles.
She currently serves as Board Chair for the International Baccalaureate Americas Regional Council and Co-Chair of the Ambassadors Board at the University of Washington College of Education.
Kimberly holds a BA from Skidmore College (History and Philosophy) and a MA from Stanford University (Administration and Policy Analysis).