Did you miss the 6th Annual Gala? Well some of the highlights of the night include: Sipho Mpongo’s photography slideshow, speeches from James Malope, Asanda...
Kimberly Worthy – LEAP 3 Alexandra, Johannesburg
2012 Teacher Training Fellow
“I learned that a relationship is based on mutual respect, and that in order for us to connect authentically, I had to be intentional and genuine with my approach to overcome these barriers. I learned to be humble, and to expose my vulnerabilities. I had to reveal our commonalities, guide the both of us in learning each other’s backgrounds, cultures, conditions and experiences. As a teacher, I have utilized these lessons, which has allowed me to teach effectively, serve compassionately, and develop and maintain the mutual respect needed in all relationships.”
For the past 11 years, Kimberly has been an advocate for educational excellence in urban schools. She serves as the Curriculum Specialist for the Mobile Learning Institute with the Pearson Foundation and Smithsonian Institute, and the Chair for Curriculum Development at the Howard University Public Charter Middle School of Mathematics & Science (MS)2, a charter school on the campus of Howard University. She has also taught in Las Vegas, Brooklyn, Atlanta, and Tampa. Kimberly is a graduate of Spelman College, and is a member of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society & Professional Association in Education. She was named the 2009 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year, and the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) Marcus Foster Distinguished Educator Award for 2009. Kimberly was a 2011 Teach With Africa Fellow in Cape Town and coordinated TWA’s pilot program to expand the Student Teacher Intern Exchange Program into Washington, DC.
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