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Ms. Esther Kim

I joined the wonderful, intimate Woodside community in August 2017. I moved to California with my husband and two daughters from Philadelphia in 2015. In Philadelphia, I taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 5th grade for a total of seven years. Before Woodside, I taught 4th grade at an independent school in Portola Valley. Prior to teaching, I worked as a research assistant at University of Pennsylvania and mental health therapist in Philadelphia and Mumbai, India. Schooling in the elementary years is crucial in instilling a love of learning and an insatiable sense of curiosity, and I am so honored to be a part of that journey for our fourth graders!

Outside of school, I love spending time with my family, traveling, eating good food, spending time in nature, going to the beach, and reading.

Educational Background

  • Columbia University, Klingenstein Summer Institute Fellow 2014
  • University of Pennsylvania, Master of Science in Psychological Services
  • Temple University, Master and Certification in Elementary Education
  • Bryn Mawr College, Bachelor of Arts in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Professional Credentials and Training:

  • California Multiple Subject Clear Credential, CLAD Certified
  • Pennsylvania Teacher Certification
  • Teachers College: Readers Workshop
  • Structured Word Inquiry Workshop

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