Kimberly is a long-time teacher who currently leads the Academic Success & Tutoring department and teaches composition at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. She earned a B.S. in education from the University of Missouri and a master?s degree in communications from Webster University. After teaching secondary English in the Lindbergh School district in suburban St. Louis, she relocated to Bentonville, Arkansas, to teach and coordinate composition classes at NorthWest Arkansas Community College. She is passionate about affecting generational change by helping students achieve their academic goals. In addition to meeting students where they are and linking them to support services, she seeks to help others through volunteer work in food pantries, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and the League of Women Voters. She sits on the board of the cross-partisan reform organization Show Me Integrity.