Kim Brandon

 Kim Brandon

Dr. Kim Brandon was the principal of Parkway Northeast Middle School in Creve Coeur, MO, from 2003-2014. Prior to this, she was an assistant principal for four years and an English teacher (middle school and high school) for twelve years.

In 2008, she spearheaded an effort to bring Schooling by Design to the Parkway School District, where she modeled mission-driven schooling and played a leadership role in the advisory team that advanced the initiative. Kim's school became the first in the district to write a mission statement focused on student-centered outcomes, and all aspects of the school's improvement plan were aligned with its mission and vision.

In her role as principal, Kim implemented collegial learning walks as a professional development model for her teachers and co-developed and facilitated a program for aspiring administrators in the Parkway School District, based on the job functions of an Academic Leader as described in Schooling by Design. She has also served as an adjunct professor fur the University of Southern Mississippi.

Kim holds a B.A. from the University of Missouri, Columbia, a M.A. from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and an Ed.D. from Maryville University in St. Louis. She also holds teacher, principal, and superintendent certifications.

Areas of expertise:

  • District wide curriculum planning and implementation with UbD™
  • District-wide curriculum planning and implementation using UbD™ as the framework
  • UbD™ unit writing
  • Developing Mission/Vision/Values/Goals using the SbD™ as the framework
  • Leadership
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