Kimberly Parker

Dr. Kimberly N. Parker currently prepares preservice teachers as the Assistant Director of the Teacher Training Center at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA. The root of her research stems from building intentional literacy communities with Black and Latinx young people in public schools, and it continues to focus on the literacy lives of Black youth, particularly those of Black boys. She is the 2020 recipient of the NCTE Outstanding Elementary Educator Award, a co-founder of #DisruptTexts and #31DaysIBPOC, and the president of the Black Educators’ Alliance of MA. Twitter: @TchKimpossible

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Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.

Line drawing of the Barn at Boyds Mills

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Equity & Inclusion in Kidlit

The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.  Learn more about our impact.

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