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  • Name: Kim Estes
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  • Phone: 682-200-9354 (Google Voice)
  • Date of birth: A Long Time Ago
  • Address: Burleson, Texas
  • Nationality: U.S.A.
    Welcome to my site! I am a teacher, educational technologist, trainer, and instructional designer with over twenty-six years of experience in education. I have proudly served in public education in Texas in several roles at the campus and district level and in K-12 and Higher Education. I have presented at the state, national, and international level. I am the proud wife of a retired Navy Chief, grateful mother to six wonderful children, and blessed Gigi to five beautiful grandchildren. A perpetual learner, I am working on my doctorate in Instructional Systems Design and Technology at Sam Houston State University and serving as the Senior Instructional Designer for Tarrant County College - Connect Campus.


Technology Skills

I have always had a love of technology and it's potential when it is integrated into the classroom and into professional development with relevance, purpose, and a focus on the learning. I am not a fan of technology for technology's sake, and bells and whistles don't impress me...but give me a solid tool that improves content understanding, helps to transfer or demonstrate mastery, or brings student engagement WITH THE CONTENT (not the tech) to the next level...and I'm in!

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There are things that we learn through training, through observation, and through good 'ole fashioned trial-and-error. My 26 years in education have taught me so much and I am grateful to the students, parents, teachers, administrators, trainers, and experiences that helped me to grow as a professional (and as a person).

  • Professional Development
  • Public Speaking
  • Project Management
  • Event Logistics and Hosting
  • Differentiated Learning
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Personnel Management

Professional Development

While I love teaching students in the classroom, I found that I could have an even greater impact on student success when I work with faculty. I love modeling strategies, working together with faculty, and sharing the successes (and learning opportunities) that come with trying new things. I've been very blessed to have had the opportunity to provide a wide variety of professional development for the faculty I have served.

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26 Years of Experience in Education

I have been blessed to have served the educational community in Johnson and Tarrant Counties for over 26 years.  Click on the job titles to read more!

  • 2021 - Now

    Senior Instructional Designer - Tarrant County College Connect Campus

    Lead a team of 6 Instructional Designers, an eLearning Systems Coordinator, and a Graphic Designer in support of online faculty through PD * Manage Peer-Developed Course program, OER Program, and Online Instructor Certification Program * Serve on Connect Campus Leadership Team * Lead for District-Level Digital First Committee * Serve on several campus and district-level committees * Manage and report on multiple projects * Responsible for data collection and analysis and campus work plan goal setting/reporting * Work with online faculty regarding best practices in online course design, instructional strategies, accessibility, RSI * Quality Matters Rubic Application and TxDLA Accessiblity Certified

  • 2019 - 2021

    Faculty - Cleburne High School & Remote Learning Center, Cleburne ISD

    Faculty for English 1, English 1 Pre-AP, and English 2 students both face-2-face and remote * Faculty for STAAR Intervention Courses for English 1 and English 2 * Lesson design and implementation in multiple modalities * Data collection and analysis for Professional Learning Community team * 9th Grade Student Council Advisor * CHS Social Media Manager * Campus and District-Level Professional Development Trainer * CHS Teacher of the Year 2020 * CISD Secondary Teacher of the Year 2020

  • 2006 - 2019

    Lead Learning Technologies Coach - Burleson ISD

    Supervise, assign, and evaluate a team of 4 Learning Technologies Coaches * Responsible for purchasing and travel budget * Member of Technology Leadership Team for district-level decision-making * Member of planning committees for Schools of Choice and Gaming Design School * Program management for Innovative Technologies Programs * Lead in 2-year case study to determine student 1:1 device selection for district (white paper with Evergreen Research and Google EDU) * Responsible for all technology professional development for the district * Organized and hosted multiple conferences for Google EDU and EdCamp * District administrator for Google Suite and Canvas LMS * AR and VR technologies * Assist teachers, administrators, and staff with technology integration * Created and maintained LT website with first-ever real-time teacher chat feature for faculty support * Support Staff of the Year 2007 & 2018

  • 2005 - 2006

    Faculty - Burleson High School, Burleson ISD

    Classroom Teacher for English 1 * Block Schedule A-Day Teacher * Lesson design and implementation in multiple modalities * Data collection and analysis

  • 1998 - 2005

    Faculty - Alvarado High School, Alvarado ISD

    Classroom teacher for English 1 * Yearbook Advisor * Prom Sponsor * UIL One-Act Play Director (State-Competing) * Lesson design and implementation in multiple modalities * Data collection and analysis * Managed budgets * Project management * Event Planning * Provided technology professional development for the campus * Served on several campus/district committees * AHS Teacher of the Year 2005

  • 1997 - 1998

    Office Assistant & Trainer - Alt Cert Program, Prairie View A&M University

    Responsible for day-to-day office administration for university Alternative Certification Program * Responsible for recruitment and retention campaigns * Responsible for technology professional development for program participants * Responsible for ExCet training/study sessions for program participants * Completed the program while working within the department and earned teaching certificate



I love to learn and believe that challenging ourselves makes us better as learners, as educators, and as people. Click on the name of the school to learn more about my studies!

  • 2019 - Now

    Sam Houston State University: Ed.D in Instructional Systems Design and Technology

    I am currently a doctoral student in the Instructional Systems Design and Technology Ed.D program at Sam Houston State University. The general topic of my thesis is the impact (if any) of successful K-12 experience by higher education faculty on student satisfaction, success rates, and retention at institutions of higher education.

  • 2009 - 2010

    Lamar University: Master's Degree in Educational Technology Leadership

    I received my Master's in Educational Technology Leadership in 2010 (along with my principal certification from the same institution).

  • 2005 - 2007

    University of Phoenix: Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

    I received my Master's in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Technology Education, from the University of Phoenix in 2007.

  • 1991 - 1993

    Jacksonville State University: Bachelor's Degree in English, Minor in Art History

    I received my Bachelor's Degree in English with a minor in Art History from Jacksonville State University in 1993.




I am always interested in working on exciting projects with amazing people. Don't hesitate to reach out to me! Let's do something incredible!

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