Kim has 32 years of teaching experience as a PreK teacher, a PreK director and Kindergarten teacher. She is a former North Carolina Teacher of the Year. For more than 15 years, she has conducted hundreds of trainings at local, state, national, and international conferences. Kim now works part-time for her school system as a coach and mentor for PreK and K teachers. Since 2000, she has been a Teacher Voice on National Governing Boards.