Kim Richardson

Dr. Kim is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the chief strategic consultant for Keep Rising, and is currently the Induction and Development Director and Cultural Competence Leader for Hampton City Schools in Virginia. Additionally, she serves as president-elect for the Virginia Learning Forward Board of Directors and is a member of the VASCD Conference Committee.

In her current role, she coordinates and delivers professional learning on instruction, coaching, and leadership for school and division-level staff. She loves to bring to life her findings on leadership, identity, and development from her dissertation: leaders, especially coaches, are recruited and developed!  In her prior role as Title I Instructional Coordinator, Dr. Kim created the district’s instructional coaching program and was featured in Jim Knight’s book Focus on Teachers. Prior, she served as elementary school principal, technology curriculum instructional specialist, and elementary classroom teacher. Dr. Kim loves spending time with her three sons and her husband as well as teaching Zumba® fitness classes and dancing all of her cares away!


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