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  • Graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in Communications Studies.

  • Holds a Master's Degree in Youth Development and Leadership from Clemson University.

  • Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Education(EdD) program at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Her area of concentration is Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership.

  • In 2014 Kimberly was awarded the Carl Carpenter Gold Heart Award for her continued dedication and commitment to literacy.

  • She served as a hostess for the 1989 Presidential Inaugural Gala for President George Bush. She returned to Washington when she was invited by President and Mrs. George W. Bush to serve as a guest reader at the annual 2002 Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Click Here to Read the Thank You note she recieved from President George W. and Laura Bush!!

  • Earned an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

  • Kimberly has established scholarships through Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC And Alamance Community College, Burlington, NC to help assist students pursuing a degree in Education.

  • Kimberly is a former Head Start student and works avidly with their programs. She has developed and helps fund a summer learning program for Head Start students. The program focuses on increased school readiness.

  • She appeared on the Today Show in New York City (November 2000) during a book signing for Children's Book Week.

  • She has written sixteen children's books - "The Adventures of the Itty Bitty Frog" • "The Adventures of the Itty Bitty Bunny" • "The Adventures of the Itty Bitty Spider and the Itty Bitty Mouse" • "Paperback Poetry Part I" • "Paperback Poetry Part 2" • "Tag-Along Fred" • "Not Again, Mr. Cat" • "Teachers Need Tugging Too" • "It's Time For School - A Wonderful Day" • "F.A.S.T. Tracks from A–Z" • "My Mother Is My Friend" • "Priceless Times With Grandma" • "Today I Think I'll Teach" • "The Climber: Centering Yourself for Success" • "Ryan Claus - Video Wiz" • "No Fear For Freedom: The Story Of The Friendship 9"

  • Kim has been the guest speaker for local and national organizations - including - Project Read To Me, Smart Start, National Reading Associations and Head Start.

  • Kimberly is also a celebrity reader for the Charlotte Bobcats Basketball Team on their NBA "Read to Achieve" all-star reading program.

  • She was a presenter at the North Carolina Literary Festival held in Chapel Hill, N.C. The festival is a collaboration between the libraries on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State and Duke University.

  • Kimberly was named the Fayetteville Community College's Outstanding Alumni for 2002-2003.

  • Kimberly received the 2005 Paul Harris Fellow Award presented by Rotary International for her work in literacy.


Kimberly has had the honor of being featured on the Earl Scruggs Center, Music & Stories from the American South website! See her feature in the "Meet Our Musicians and Storytellers" online exhibit.

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