Dr. Kim Zeidler-Watters

Executive Director

Kim has presented extensively on a local, state, regional, and national level. She also presented internationally in 2017, when she served as the featured classroom assessment presenter at the Near East South Asia Conference for Overseas Schools in Athens, Greece. She has served as an associate of the Assessment Training Institute, established by Dr. Rick Stiggins, for the past 15 years. As a trained associate, she has designed and provided thousands of hours of training and support to teachers and leaders across the United States in classroom assessment literacy, including grading and reporting. She has also had the opportunity to work and present alongside international and national education and assessment experts.

Kim has administered more than $18 million as Principal Investigator (PI) for 45 federal and state grants over the past 15 years focused on math and science improvement. Included in that amount was $2.61 million in National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to develop Master Teachers for the Appalachian Region states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The two NSF Noyce Master Teacher projects resulted in the development of 24 Master Teachers who participated in at least 380 hours of professional learning over 5 years. This training showed direct links between the knowledge and experiences gained from the project and student achievement. The Master Teachers continue to provide leadership and service across the Region, and continue to contribute to national projects. Kim’s ongoing collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines, across institutions in Kentucky, and with partners nationally has helped to ensure that Kentucky P-20 students have high-quality experiences that promote the skills and attitudes that will support them for a lifetime.