I am an educator.a risk taker.creative.innovative.passionate.collaborative.a Starbucks addict.ready to get to work.
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!
Nice things other people have said about me.
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.
PrincipalBurleson ISDHajek ES
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
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 DirectorBurleson ISDSpecial Services
As a result of Kim’s support and expertise I have gone from being a teacher that rarely uses technology to a teacher who is considered by my peers to be one of the campus experts on implementing technology into the learning process.
TeacherBurleson ISDHughes MS
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
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
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
The leadership qualities that Kim displays through the implementation and development of technology is amazing. From using it herself, to teaching staff how to use it, to instructing students on proper techniques, Kim goes above and beyond to make sure that everyone is supported in the areas of technology that they need. On top of this, the creativity of his woman is amazing.
Kim’s patience with people and enthusiasm for technology of all kinds encourage teachers to embrace technology for which they were previously petrified. She willingly and energetically shares her passion for helping teachers create a tech savvy learning environment built on true use of technology, not mere substitution of paper/pen assignments.
TeacherBurleson ISDBurleson HS
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
Yes, you can ask these people about me.
Chief Technology Officer – Burleson ID firstname.lastname@example.org 817-245-1091
ELA Curriculum Coordinator, Secondary – Burleson ID email@example.com 817-245-1000
Principal, Burleson Collegiate HS – Burleson ID firstname.lastname@example.org 817-245-1600
Dean, The REALM MS – Burleson ID email@example.com 817-245-0750
Asst. Principal, Kerr MS – Burleson ID firstname.lastname@example.org 817-245-0750
Lead Librarian – Burleson ID email@example.com 817-245-0000
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