Kim Kooistra
    Welcome to my educator biography page. I have created this section of my website to give students and parents a chance to learn more about me.
    Educator Experience
    • 2016-Current       Sakai Intermediate School, Bainbridge Island, WA
      • Dean of Students and Highly Capable/English Language Learner Facilitator
      • Instructional Coach and Differentiation Specialist- Highly Capable Case Manager and English Language Learner teacher
    • 2005-2019       Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge Island, WA
      •  English 9, English 9 with support, English 10, 12th-grade English elective
    • 2002-2005            Jack Jouett Middle School, Charlottesville, VA
      • 7th-Grade English, 7th- Grade English Inclusion teacher, 7th-Grade Honors English, 8th-Grade Honors English, 8th-Grade Honors Civics and Economics, 8th-Grade English with Support
    • 2000-2002           Judkins Middle School, Pismo Beach, CA
      • 7th-Grade World History, 7th-Grade English, 7th-Grade Honors English, AVID team ELA teacher


    • 2019-2020            Administrative credential, Danforth Educational Leadership Program, University of  Washington, Seattle, WA
    • 2016- 2018           MA Teaching with an emphasis in Gifted Education, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA
    •                               -Gifted Education specialty endorsement
    • 2008- 2010            MA in Humanities, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA
    • 1998-2002             Professional Clear Credential, Single Subject English, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
    • 1996-1997             Study Abroad Program- Oxford University, OxfordEngland 
    • 1995-1998             BA in English, Mills College, Oakland, CA
    Family, Hobbies, Places

        I have a fabulous eleven-year-old daughter who loves to play tennis and draw dragons.  My husband Greg has a BS degree from Cal Poly, SLO, CA and MS degree from the University of Virginia in Materials Science and Engineering; he is VP of Operations and Engineering at Watson Furniture in Poulsbo.  I love to spend time with my family and read in my spare time.