Staff Profile

Kim Yates
Kimberly Yates
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Faculty - Julia Randall Elementary School

I am a Midwesterner transplanted in Arizona for more than 30 years. My wonderful husband and I have four children, one grandson, and two dogs. On Sundays, I play the piano at church and teach Sunday School to fourth through sixth graders. I love to crochet, read, go camping, and travel with my husband. I graduated cum laude from Northern Arizona University with a  Bachelor of Science in Education and have a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University.

Professional Background:
2009 - 2014: First and Fourth Grade Teacher of ELL students at Excelencia School in the Creighton School District, an urban school district in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
2014 -2017: Community Education Support Teacher for the Paradise Valley Unified School District, where I manage the early childhood programs,
2017-2019:  Assistant Principal at Liberty Traditional School in the Humboldt Unified School District, Prescott Valley, AZ.
2018 to present: Adjunct Faculty on the ground and on line for Grand Canyon University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
2020 to present: Principal, Julia Randall Elementary School, Payson, AZ