Over the past 20 years, Kim has been engaging with students as an English/ Language Arts teacher. Currently, she teaches ELA and Character Leaders, and coaches PBL at Vista Innovation & Design Academy in Vista, California. By connecting personally with students, they feel at ease risking in their educational pursuits to fail and persevere. Students in her classes are offered experiences that spark passion and creativity to inspire their interests while spotlighting their values and strengths. They learn to empathize and develop relationships using the Design Thinking process. Kim adores her students and sees them as inspirational, mighty movers of change.