The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has named Pierce College Director of Education Programs Krissy Kim as a winner of the prestigious Anna Sue McNeil Assessment, Teaching and Learning Award.
Kim has played an integral role in the development of Pierce College’s upcoming Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching degree program, and boasts more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education.
Nominees for the statewide award are required to be in a position to directly or indirectly affect student learning. Award recipients are selected based on their contributions or accomplishments in teaching, student learning and assessment. They are also selected based on their willingness to take risks, bringing to the learning process multiple strategies and materials that are student-centered.
Nominated by Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Vice President of Learning and Student Success, Debra Gilchrist, Kim joined Pierce College as a full time faculty member in 2007 and since has taught nearly every course within Pierce College’s Early Childhood Education program. “She consistently brings cutting-edge teaching strategies, current content and industry trends and a passion about children and teaching to her students,” Gilchrist stated.
“It was such an honor to receive this award,” Kim said. “But I couldn’t do this work alone. Our Early Childhood Education Department has a wonderful group of people dedicated to helping each other grow and develop.”
For more information about Pierce College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching degree program, slated to begin in Jan. 2017, please visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/dept/education/BAS-T_degree.
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