Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees- Bachelors in Elementary Education with a minor in music (Olivet Nazarene University) Credential- Multiple Subject K-12, ESL supplement, general music supplement Certifications- ESL, music Teaching History- 3 years -6th grade (Chicago, Illinois), 1 year- CA-K-5 music/ESL K-8/PE (Rancho Santa Fe), 20 years- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th general education and K-8 general music (San Pasqual Union)
Mrs. Kim Read-Smith
My deepest desire is for students to feel safe and loved in my classroom. I want to bring out and polish their creativity and to provide experiences that allow them to shine and feel important. Students are taught to be responsible for their own learning while I provide the academic rigor and inspire creativity.
I will use the language of music to teach, motivate, engage, and enrich the lives of children in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. I will use music to show historical and cultural connections. I will use music to deepen children’s academic understanding of reading and mathematics. I will teach children to “speak” music through instrument playing and singing/performance. I will teach the children to become lifelong consumers of music so they may lead a richer and more well-rounded life.