- KnILE Prep Academy Collaborative (KPAC) Academic Lead and Program Director
“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.”
W. E. B. DuBois
My name is Kimberley Harris and I am the KnILE Prep Academy Collaborative (KPAC) Academic Lead and Program Director. As a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, I studied Psychology and Communications (with an emphasis in Journalism). I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Larry, and we have two girls, Lauryn and Kailyn. When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling and experiencing new locations, going to the beach, reading and learning new things, and dancing.
With 18 years of teaching experience, I began my career in education after moving to California as a former, military wife. I taught Kindergarten, First, Third, and Fifth grades during my tenure at Bethel Christian School in Lancaster, California. In the summer of 2011, my family and I moved to Houston. I resumed my teaching career at Westbury Christian School in 2013. When I arrived at KnILE in August of 2015, I was a competitive gymnastics mom. I knew personally, the struggles of those kids and their families trying to achieve appropriate work/life balance. Therefore, my experience as an educator and gymnastics mom was a perfect marriage for my position as the Iron Cross Gymnastics Collaborative Lead Teacher and Administrator. Iron Cross Gymnastics (ICG) was a satellite campus location for KnILE where competitive gymnasts were able to receive guidance, teaching, and assistance with their online and virtual educational programs, with a live teacher in a classroom setting.
Five years later, I am even more excited and determined to help students and their families obtain a true sense of balance both academically and in life with the Dance Du Coeur, KPAC program. My goal as an educator and program director, is to create an educational environment full of challenge, excitement, and fun, while assisting students in developing a strong sense of confidence with their academic abilities. Confidence in one’s self can go a long way and can be an essential ingredient for the development of a successful student. One, who is able to thrive within the ever-changing world we live in today.