Kim Campbell is a self-proclaimed “proud middle school teacher,” “daring Dean of Students,” “crazy/creative consultant,” and “lover of dogs and DQ ice cream”! Yes, she fulfills all those roles! (She has also authored compelling books.) Kim’s direct and engaging style flavored with heart and humor (in person and in her books) make her a favorite with teachers, administrators, and students alike.
Kim crosses the country energizing educational professionals. She’s a dynamic presenter—in national demand as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and consultant for individual schools and districts, and for the Association of Middle Level Educators, Staff Development for Educators, and the Jack Berckemeyer Consulting Group. In this role, she energizes educators as she builds on lessons learned and techniques developed in her middle-level teaching experiences. Kim translates theory into best practices with a treasure trove of personal experience; teachers use her tips and strategies to look forward to each new teaching day.
Back home in her Minneapolis-area school district, Kim has been a middle level geography teacher for the past 20 years. She is the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Specialist) Coordinator and Dean of Students for her school. She is also the founder and coordinator of Students on Academic Rise (SOAR), an after-school program created to address the achievement gap. In another role, Kim is coauthor of SOAR: A Handbook for Closing the Achievement Gap, and If You Can’t Manage Them, You Can’t Teach Them.