Kimmy is beginning her graduate studies in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education at The College of New Jersey. In May 2020, she completed her undergraduate degree in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education with a specialization in Mathematics Teaching.

Prior to serving as NJEA Preservice President, Kimmy served as the Political Action Co-Chair during the 2019 – 2020 year. In this role, Kimmy has had many amazing opportunities to advocate for educators and students concerning pressing issues. She has served on the NJEA Congressional Contact and Political Action committees and she has been a member of the New Jersey Student Loan Debt Alliance and Mercer County Education Association Legislative Action Team. Additionally, Kimmy has lobbied at the New Jersey State House and traveled to Washington D.C. to speak to Senate and House representatives.

This year, she is looking forward to sharing Preservice’s bountiful opportunities and benefits with members across the state.  “Being a part of NJEA Preservice has helped me gain invaluable experience toward reaching my goals and I am so excited to see what this year has in store! I am proud to be part of a union that works hard to support New Jersey educators and students and to prepare preservice teachers for the field. As the NJEA Preservice motto says: Leadership matters!”, notes Kimmy.

After graduating with her master’s degree next spring, Kimmy plans on working as a teacher of the deaf and pursuing a doctorate degree in education policy. Kimmy’s ultimate goal is to become an active researcher and advocate for policy change regarding the education of deaf and hard of hearing and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

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