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Kim Estes

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

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It’s very important to learn from feedback and always keep iterating to get better. I love to get honest feedback that helps me to improve. It’s also really COOL to get feedback that shows you did something right…something that had value for someone else!

Testimonials

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Suzanne Robinson

Kim has been critical to the development and implementation of creative and authentic learning in the district. Her knowledge of curriculum and technology help campus staff weave technology into lessons and projects that make them exciting and dynamic. She also serves as a fountain of knowledge for best practices and methods to use technology.

Lead LibrarianBurleson ISDBurleson HS
Lucretia Gartrell

  I cannot say enough about how wonderful Kim is. She is always willing to offer help and additional training for our staff. Regardless of how many times she may have offered help before, she always has a wonderful attitude and desire to see people “get it”. Kim is always prompt, patient and professional. She always makes the learning experience fun when it could easily be stressful. She has shown our department how to make our work lives easier through utilizing the available technologies, and for that we are incredibly grateful!

 

Executive Director (former)Burleson ISDSpecial Services
Stephen Blan

Despite her not being in a traditional classroom, Kim Estes is the best teacher I have had in recent memory. she has helped me shape a vision for what a 21st century curriculum, classroom, and campus ought to be. Kim has shown her willingness to “get the job done” no matter what it takes by helping train me and other teachers on her days off.

Teacher (former)Burleson ISDKerr MS
Jeanie Gilbert French

Her innovative use of technology inspires and brings joy to hundreds of district employees, which, in turn, inspires and brings joy to thousands of students. From the tech savvy teacher who is yearning for more, to the 30 year veteran who is nervous using email, Kim brings about a confidence to fulfill all needs. Her passion goes so much beyond her job description. She will go above and beyond to assist me, as a campus instructional leader. If I didn’t have a campus to run, I could write about her for hours.

Principal (retired)Burleson ISDHajek ES
Lisa Townzen

On paper, Kim is an educator’s dream. It is however, her strength of character and natural charisma that, when combined with her innate intelligence and work ethic, make her a complete candidate. As most in the profession know, there is an intrinsic quality in all good educators that involves the coalescence of a broad knowledge base, genuine passion for subject, and a strong sense of self. I believe Kim has all these traits.

Assistant PrincipalBurleson ISDKerr MS
Amy Lanier

Kim designs training appropriate for the least technological to the most advanced. She is patient with the novices, but she challenges the experts and pushes them beyond their abilities. Our district is light years from where we were before Kim came to us. Her innovation has brought a massive amount of knowledge and tools into our hands, allowing us to provide our students with a truly excellent education. They leave us ready to conquer the world. For that matter, our teachers move onto other districts spoiled rotten and missing Kim’s support and expertise.

InstructorTexas Woman's UniversitySchool of Library & Information Studies
Dan Betsill

Every time you meet with Kim she brings her knowledge, skills, and new ideas to the table. From, “My Chromebook won’t let me watch this video,” to the implementation of augmented reality, Kim was with us every step of the way. My teaching is better because of Kim Estes. My students were all positively affected by Kim Estes. Kim Estes is an extremely valuable asset, whose leadership and support enhance the entire Burleson ISD. As for our team, we hold Kim in the highest regards and consider her to be one of us. Kim is our “Fifth Beatle.”

Teacher (former)Burleson ISDKerr MS
Charles Osborne

Over the course of 11 years working with Kim in various projects to promote learning among a wide range of students, I have found her singularly focused upon the mantra of “the tool doesn’t matter if the learning doesn’t happen”. I hear teachers at every campus on which she serves speak, without exception of her patience, value, and determination to help them succeed in promoting student learning.

DirectorBurleson ISDAssessment, Accountability, and Federal Programs
Yvonne Hensley

  Kim has taken me from basic applications to being able to imagine that I can create a unit that incorporates technology to connect with other campuses all over the country. Kim’s leadership in creating classrooms that not only use technology but deepen the learning because of the technology is undeniable.

Assistant Principal, Burleson ISD, Kerr Middle SchoolBurleson ISD
Lisa Pilgrim

In 29 years of teaching, I have never known anyone with more knowledge of technology and curriculum, and who has a greater capacity to envision lessons that integrate the two. Regardless of the curriculum I bring to her, she is able to create a lesson that implements exactly what I or the teacher asked for. She is an engaging instructor, able to get work out of the proverbial turnip. This includes teachers and students.

Lead Librarian, Instructional Coach (retired)Burleson ISD

References

Yes, you can ask these people about me. 

Ben Renner

Principal, Cleburne HS – Cleburne ISD
brenner@c-isd.com
817-202-1200

Lindsay Foster

Learning Technologies Coach – Burleson ID
lindsay.foster@bisdmail.net
817-245-1000

Stephen Logan

Chief Technology Officer – Burleson ID
stevelogan@bisdmail.net
817-245-1091

Charles Osborn

Director of Assessment & Accountability – Burleson ID
cosborne@bisdmail.net
817-245-1000

Nathan Tollison

Technology Operations Manager – Burleson ID
nathan.tollison@bisdmail.net
817-245-1000

Rexanne Higgins

Principal, Burleson Collegiate HS – Burleson ID
ahiggins@bisdmail.net
817-245-1600

Lisa Townzen

Assistant. Principal, Kerr MS – Burleson ID
ltownzen@bisdmail.net
817-245-0750

Cheryl Essex

Assistant Principal, Burleson High School – Burleson ID
cessex@bisdmail.net
817-245-0000

Yvonne Hensley

Assistant Principal, Kerr MS – Burleson ID
yhensley@bisdmail.net
817-245-0750

Suzanne Robinson

Lead Librarian – Burleson ID
suzanner@bisdmail.net
817-245-0000

India Garms

English Teacher & Gaming Club Sponsor, Cleburne HS – Cleburne ISD
igarms@c-isd.com
817-202-1200

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