Every day, educators are making history through their selfless service to our communities. CT3 is recognizing some of these educators through Living History profiles to share their great work and powerful impact. This month, Women’s History Month, we highlight female Black educators who are making living history.
We spoke with Kimberly Moody, Ed.D., Director of Curriculum & Instruction in St. Louis Public Schools.
What is your “Why” for working in education?
Doing what is best on behalf of all students.
What do you hope for the future of education?
I hope for equitable opportunities that serve to close the achievement gap for good.
For example, ongoing conversations about equity and inclusion don’t appear in many pre-service programs for education. Many first-time teachers come to diverse settings ill prepared. This is an injustice to both the teacher and the students they serve. We must make diversity and inclusion an integrated part of pre-service and in-service learning for educators.
What is the best piece of coaching you’ve ever received?
Reflect on everything you do and level up.
What is a personal, non-work passion of yours?
What or who should we be reading, watching, or listening to right now?
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning
Thank you for sharing with CT3, Dr. Moody!
Check out CT3 Education programs such as No-Nonsense Nurturer, Real Time Teacher Coaching, and Real Time Leadership Coaching to find out more about Professional Development for Teachers and Leaders, classroom management strategies, and building relationships with students and their families, and properly addressing important issues in the classroom and school.
Category: Education, Featured Educators, Leadership, Teaching