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West, P.

Kimberly E. West
University of Georgia, Athens, GA Expected May 2020
Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Administration & Policy
Research Focus: Education Policy Impact on Teacher Practice

Piedmont College, Demorest, GA May 2014

Education Specialist, Curriculum & Instruction

Otterbein University, Westerville, OH June 2006

Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle Childhood Education

Otterbein University, Westerville, OH April 2003

Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude), Business Administration

Georgia Standard Professional Teaching Certification, T-6 2016-2021

Fields: History (6-12), Middle Grades Science (4-8), Middle Grades Social Science (4-8), Marketing
Education (7-12), Special Education General Consultative (P-12), Special Education Science Cognitive
Level (P-5, 4-8), Special Education Social Science Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8, 6-12)

Campus Coordinator, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority 2018-Present
Participation (LSAMP), University of Georgia
Served as campus coordinator for the UGA LSAMP program. Managed program application process
determining funding opportunities for research and general scholars. Provided academic and student
support for undergraduate program participants majoring in the fields of science, engineering, technology,
and mathematics. Oversaw student advisory board and planning of student-led workshops, activities, and
events. Planned semester opening and closing ceremonies. Developed and monitored program operating
budget. Developed bi-monthly program report detailing budget expenditures and program events and
activities. Maintained website. Developed and maintained working relationships with academic
departments within the university. Maintained database of program participants. Oversaw tutoring

Graduate Assistant, Dr. Karen Bryant, University of Georgia 2016-2017

Aided in data collection and data analysis for the Ed.D. Cohort Dimensions of a Learning Organization
Research Study. Assisted at education leadership orientation and open house activities. Updated Ed.D.
education leadership program handbook. Researched and evaluated exemplary education leadership
programs, assembled course syllabi.
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Publications Under Review:
West, K. E. (Revise and Resubmit). ECOT v. ODE: An Example of Online Charter School Governance
Gone Awry. Journal of School Choice.

Other Publications:
West, K. E., & Holmes, C. D. (2017, April 27). Supreme court ruling on special education benefits
Georgia kids [Editorial]. Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Retrieved from

West, K. E. (2017, January 25). Impostor syndrome: Recognizing and overcoming feelings of inadequacy
and self-doubt as a graduate student. University Council of Education Administration Quality Leadership
Matter Blog. Retrieved from http://www.ucea.org/2017/01/25/impostor-syndrome-recognizing-

West, K. E., & Holmes, C. D. (2016, September 28). For Every Student Succeeds Act to succeed, every
Georgian ought to get involved [Editorial]. Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Retrieved from

West, K. E. (March 2019). “Why Do We Have to Do That?” Understanding How Federal Laws Shape the
Work of Educators. Expert Presentation at the Piedmont College Educators Renewal Conference,
Demorest, GA.

West, K. E. (April 2018). When Schools Have “Two Bosses”: A Case of Charter School Accountability of
Special Education. Roundtable session presented at the American Educational Research Association
Annual Conference, New York City, NY.

West, K. E., Allen, D., Holmes, D., Lawrence, R. (October 2017). The Intersection of Education and
Race in the Era of Trump. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference,
Atlanta, GA.

West, K. E. (October 2016). You Can Make It! The Three P’s to Success as a First-Year Doctoral
Student. Workshop presented at the 4th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference, Atlanta, GA.


Session Moderator, University of Georgia State of Education in Georgia Conference, Athens, GA, 2017

Workshop Speaker, University of Georgia Romance Language Department Graduate Organization,

Athens, GA, 2017

Workshop Presenter, Using e-Class in the Social Studies Classroom, Gwinnett County Public Schools –
Richards Middle School Professional Learning Day, Lawrenceville, GA, 2017
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Workshop Presenter, “Awww, Man! Not Another PowerPoint Project!”, Rockdale County Public Schools
Professional Learning Day, Conyers, GA, 2014

Workshop Presenter, You Too Can “AVID-ize” Your Classroom, Rockdale County Public Schools
Professional Learning Day, Conyers, GA, 2013

Workshop Presenter, Who’s the Lucky One Teaching Social Studies This Year?, Southern Regional
Education Board’s 23rd Annual High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference, Atlanta, GA,

Social Studies Teacher
Richards Middle School, Lawrenceville, GA July 2017 – May 2018

Science Teacher
Richards Middle School, Lawrenceville, GA July 2015 – May 2016

Science & Social Studies Teacher

Conyers Middle School, Conyers, GA July 2008 – May 2015

Science Teacher
Johnson Park Middle School, Columbus, OH Aug. 2007 – June 2008

Science Teacher
Conyers Middle School, Conyers, GA July 2006 – May 2007

Conyers Middle School Outstanding Technology Teacher of the Year 2015
Rockdale County Public Schools

Conyers Middle School Teacher of the Year Finalist 2015

Rockdale County Public Schools

Conyers Middle School Teacher of the Year 2010

Rockdale County Public Schools

Standards-Based Model Classroom 2009

Rockdale County Public Schools

Conyers Middle School Teacher of the Year Finalist 2009

Rockdale County Public Schools

Conyers Middle School Certified Staff Member of the Month 2008

Rockdale County Public Schools
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American Educational Research Association, Graduate Student Member
Black Doctoral Network
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Chi Eta Chapter