Kim Estes

I am an educator. a risk taker. creative. innovative. passionate. collaborative. a Starbucks addict. ready to get to work.


Work experience, certifications, education, recognition. The usual resume stuff.

Work Experience

“Work is love made visible.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

Dedicated educator with over 20 years of experience. 

Cleburne ISD - Teacher

July 2019 – Present

Teacher – English 1, EOC, Social Media 

Responsible for approximately 150 of the coolest kids in Cleburne High School. English 1, EOC, and I post for CHS on all social media.

Burleson ISD - Learning Technologies

June 2016 – July 2019

Lead Learning Technologies Coach

Training and support for technology integration on 4 campuses in the district. District-wide program creation and support. Budget, travel, and supervision of 5-person LT department.

Burleson ISD - Learning Technologies

July 2006 – June 2016

Learning Technologies Coach – Secondary

Training and support for technology integration on secondary campuses in the district. District-wide program creation and support. TCEA IT of the Year 2015.

Burleson ISD - Burleson High School

July 2005 – June 2006

English I & III Teacher

Freshman and junior English at Burleson High School on a part time basis to accommodate overflow classes while working on my Master’s Degree.

Alvarado ISD - Alvarado High School

July 1998 – June 2005

English I Teacher, Yearbook, Prom Sponsor, UIL One Act Play Director

Freshman English at Alvarado High School. Yearbook and Prom Sponsor, UIL State-Competing One-Act Play Director. Teacher of the Year 2005.


Learning and earning.


Secondary English – Grades 6-12
Legacy Master Teacher of Technology – Grades EC-12
English as a Second Language Supplemental – Grades EC-12


Principal – Grade EC-12


Google Certified Trainer
Flipgrid Certified Educator
Discovery Education Network Star


“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ~ Alvin Toffler

Sam Houston State University

Ed.D. Instructional Design and Technology

Started my doctoral program at Sam Houston.

Fall 2019

Lamar University

Educational Technology Leadership

Master’s Degree. Administrator Certification. 4.0 GPA.

December 2010

University of Phoenix

Curriculum and Instruction

Master’s Degree. Computer Education Emphasis.

August 2007

Jacksonville State University


Bachelor of Art’s Degree. Minor in Art History.

December 1993


Academic, career, and personal.


Accepted to Ed.D program SHSU
for Instructional Design and Technology
Lamar University – 4.0 GPA
Member of Kappa Delta Pi


2020 – Cleburne ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year
2020 – Cleburne High School Teacher of the Year
2018 – KMS Support Staff of the Year
2015 – TCEA Instructional Technologist of the Year
2006 – CrHS Support Staff of the Year
2004 – Alvarado High School Teacher of the Year


2006 – Yellow Rose of Texas Award
conferred by Governor Rick Perry