Kim has spoken
Spanish for more than half of her lifetime. She has experience teaching Spanish at the preschool, elementary
school and middle school levels. She
has taught classes about Mexican folk and popular music in both Spanish and
English at the grade school, middle school and college levels. Kim wrote
her master's thesis on son huasteco musicians who have taught children and
adults how to play this beautiful music.
She likes to use natural acquisition philosophy of teaching and
engages aural, visual and kinetic methods of learning in her class. She speaks Spanish and Nahuatl (an
indigenous language from Mexico).
She is currently working on her dissertation on music, education and
identity and national and transnational migration from the Huasteca region
of Mexico. She believes that learning a language at an early age opens our
mind and creates opportunities for our children and is excited to be
working at the Purple School.