MEET OUR STAFF!
Lead Founder and Executive Director
Kimberly began her teaching career as a middle school mathematics teacher with Teach For America in St. Louis. With over 16 years of experience teaching and leading school teams in public and private schools, Kimberly is a flexible leader, with an entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering focus on student learning and leadership. Kimberly earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Arts in Teaching - Multidisciplinary Studies from Webster University. She is pursuing a Doctor of Education in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University.
Co-Founder and Director of Student, Family & Community Partnerships
Gina Watkins brings over two decades of experience as an educator and school counselor. She began her educational counseling career in the Riverview Gardens School District and was later recruited by Crossroads College Preparatory School. Gina earned her bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Park Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in School Counseling from Lindenwood University.