Community Member Profile: Kim Herzog

Staples High School
Westport, CT

About Kim Herzog

Since 2006, Kim Herzog has been an English Language Arts teacher at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut. In 2015, she was named Teacher of the Year for the Westport Public School District, and became one of 16 semifinalists for the 2016 CT Teacher of The Year Program. Through her participation in this cohort, she collaborated with other distinguished teachers in the state, the Commissioner of Education and the Connecticut State Board of Education Leadership Team to reinforce and support best practices. One of these professional development opportunities included programming at Mystic Seaport, where she designed a unit of study, inspired by artifacts and resources at the Seaport, for other educators to utilize in their classrooms.

Kim received a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University in English, and her Master’s degree in Educational Technology at the University of Connecticut. She continued her educational endeavors, earning her 6th Year Degree in Remedial Reading and Literacy from Southern Connecticut State University, and her administrative certificate from Sacred Heart University. As an alumni of the Connecticut Writing Project, she values creativity and student voice. She is her school’s literary magazines’ advisor and is the Teacher Leader of her school’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative, guiding multiple teacher-led professional development experiences in her school.

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