Kim Bailey is former director of professional development and instructional support for the Capistrano Unified School District in California. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University in California.
Kim Bailey is former director of professional development and instructional support for the Capistrano Unified School District in California. Her leadership was instrumental in uniting and guiding educators throughout the district’s 58 schools on their journey to becoming professional learning communities. She also taught courses in educational leadership as an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University in California. Prior to her work in professional development, Kim served as an administrator of special education programs and a teacher of students with disabilities.
Kim’s education background spans 38 years, and her work at Capistrano has won national praise. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) recognized Kim’s leadership in coordinating and implementing the district’s Professional Development Academies. The academies received the distinguished NSBA Magna Award and the California School Boards Association Golden Bell Award. Kim has served on the Committee on Accreditation for the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.
As a writer and consultant, Kim works with educators nationwide to build effective leadership of PLCs. She is passionate about empowering teams with practical, collaborative strategies for aligning instruction, assessment, and interventions with the standards so that all students receive high-quality instruction.
Kim earned a bachelor of science and a master of science in education and special education from Northern Illinois University.
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Presentations by Kim Bailey
- Getting to Quality Common Formative Assessments
- Keeping Your PLC Teams on Track: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
- Moving Forward With Common Core State Standards: Leadership Implications
- Aligning Classroom and Common Assessments With the CCSS
- Collaborative Practices to Support Implementation of the CCSS
- Aligning Standards, Assessment, Intervention, and Instruction
- Effective Leadership Teams
- Characteristics, Ideas, and Questions That Drive PLCs
“Kim, you are honestly one of the best presenters I've heard in the last 29 years. Your knowledge is only part of it; the other is your professionalism and attitude.”