Dr. Kimberly Berman is an Instructional Leader with varied teaching and administrative experiences. Her expertise and licensure is in the areas of Curriculum and Instruction, Gifted and Talented Education, Reading Intervention, and Administration and Supervision. Dr. Berman manages district-wide programs and teams with a focus on supporting a culture of shared accountability and maximizing assessment data to meet the instructional needs of all students.
Currently, she is Superintendent for Lemon Grove School District in San Diego county, California. Her focus is on establishing sustainable professional development and curricular systems to support the integration of the Common Core State Standards through Teacher Training. Additionally, Dr. Berman believes that educators must prioritize and nurture the social and emotional needs of students in order to see overall academic success. She oversees a $46 million dollar budget to create pathways for college and career success for her students.
Dr. Berman served as a Professional Forum Facilitator, Grant Manager, and Gifted Education Consultant while providing districts with growth and support in the areas of: identification, placement, and service options; higher order thinking skills and instructional strategies; and acceleration, enrichment, and curriculum compacting.
Dr. Kimberly Berman has a diverse background and true understanding of the teachers with whom she consults. She served for fifteen years in the public school system in various primary and secondary roles, including classroom teacher, gifted intervention specialist, reading intervention specialist, and lead teacher.
She is the recipient of a number of awards, grants, and recognitions, including study tours of Germany and Japan and membership in Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society.
Kimberly published in Gifted Child Quarterly, written articles for local, state, and national publications, and co-authored a book chapter. Dr. Berman presents locally, as well as, nationally at the National Association for Gifted Children Conferences.
As a researcher and educator, Dr. Berman is energized by collaboration with others and the opportunity to explore inquiries more thoroughly. Her passion and desire is to ensure high quality learning environments and to lead others in moving education forward. She strongly believes that building the leadership capacity within individuals is the key to sustainable success within the school setting.