Kimberly Rimbey serves as the Chief Learning Officer at KP® Mathematics. A life-long teacher and learner, her heart’s work centers on equipping teachers and helping them fall in love with teaching and learning over and over again. Kim’s interests include high-quality professional learning models, building conceptual understanding through multiple representations and meaningful discourse, and building pedagogical content knowledge that goes beyond the theoretical and into the classroom. Always a teacher at heart, Kim has served the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Buckeye Elementary School District, Chief Learning Officer for the Rodel Foundation of Arizona and the Mathematics Program Area Coordinator for the Paradise Valley School District.
Everything Kim has done in her career is based on what she learned during her 18 years as a mathematics coach and elementary classroom teacher. Having started her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher, she frequently says that everything she needed to know about teaching, she learned in kindergarten. Kim is National Board Certified in Early Adolescent Mathematics, and she is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. Kim is the co-inventor of KP® Ten-Frame Tiles and has authored and co-authored several publications, including Mastering Math Manipulatives for Corwin, The Amazing Ten Frame Series for KP Mathematics, The Amazing Ten Frame Series for KP Mathematics and Math Power: Simple Solutions for Mastering Math for the Rodel Foundation of Arizona. Kim earned her BA is in Elementary Education and Mathematics from Grand Canyon University, her M.Ed. degrees in Early Childhood Education and Educational Leadership from Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University, and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.