Kim Hanley, M.S. Ed, Reading/Language Arts Specialist, has over 30 years of experiences as an educator of English Learners in both elementary and secondary education. She is an adjunct professor for teacher credential candidates, teaching Literacy Instruction in Diverse Classrooms.
Kim is especially knowledgeable and passionate about content area literacy, as well as foundational skills needed to be a successful reader. She has taken an active role in education with the Common Core Standards and the CA ELD Standards. These interests led her to serve as a regional teacher leader for the CA Reading and Literature Project at University of CA Irvine, providing coaching and training to teachers in the state of CA on Common Core Standards and Content Area Language and Literacy Tools.
Currently, Kim is working in the seventh largest school district in CA as a Title I Coach, diligently guiding and collaborating with schools to strategically and intentionally close the achievement gap that exists at school sites. A main focus of her current work is providing support to teachers at Title I schools, to ensure students success in all areas of literacy.
Kim has obtained a certificate in Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools; implementing these principles when working with professional learning communities, facilitating workshops, and coaching teachers. Acting as a Title I Instructional Coach, ELD Advisor, Department Chair, lead teacher for Common Core implementation, and Vocabulary Reading Instructor among other significant teacher leader roles, has given Kim extensive coaching experience with educators in a multitude of settings.
Prior to working in CA, Kim held many leadership roles in the state of Hawaii working with curriculum, strategic long-term planning for educational growth, and grant writing for the advancement of student learning. Kim is a graduate from the University of Southern California, School of Education, and earned a Masters in Literacy and Reading from the California State University, Fullerton.