Kim Kooistra

  • Social Studies & Leadership


  • Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! 

    I am looking forward to working with my students in 7th grade World History and Leadership. 

    The 2022-23 school year is my 21st year in education.  While I am new to Woodward this year, I taught English at Bainbridge High School for 13 years and was an Instructional Coach, EL and HiCap Facilitator, and Dean of Students at Sakai. My first 5 years of teaching I worked as a middle school English and Social Studies teacher in California and Virginia. I have taught students in grades 5-12 for 18 years.

    Most recently, I have also served as an Assistant Principal at Sammamish High School in the Bellevue School District and a Principal at Chimacum Junior Senior High School. I am excited to return my focus to instruction and the classroom because I enjoy getting to know my students.

    My educational background includes a BA in English, MA in Humanities, MA in Teaching with a focus in differentiation, and a Principal certificate through UW's Danforth Educational Leadership program.

    In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going for walks, spending time with my family, and gardening.

    To see information about our class work, please ask your student to login to our Google Classroom. All assignments posted in Skyward have descriptions of the work available in our Google Classroom.  Additionally, an agenda and the lesson for the day is posted daily in our classroom stream. Our homework is posted on my class Google Site.