Kim is proud to be a member of the Star Academy teaching faculty. She was born and raised in in San Francisco and Marin County. Kim received her B.A. in Drama with an emphasis in teaching from San Diego State University. She received her Muti-Subject California Clear teaching credential from Dominican University and her C.L.A.D. certification from Alliant University. Her teaching experience spans twenty years in both private and public elementary schools in Marin County. Prior to her teaching career, Kim was a professional dancer. She performed ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre and hip hop in Marin, San Francisco and San Diego. Her most memorable dancing experience was performing on a cruise ship that toured Canada, Mexico and Alaska. Kim enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three teenagers. When time allows, she loves taking Zumba classes and going to the beach.