Best Selling Author, Co-founder at Ron Clark Academy, and National Teacher Hall of Fame; Organization Culture/Climate and Communication Specialist
Kim Bearden Text Reviews
The amount of emails and text messages from all of the staff has been so incredible. I even had one staff member say that she has never left a PD opportunity and felt this uplifted. Just what they needed at just the right moment. Thank you! (Virtual Presentation Review)
Brenna Westerhoff, Principal - Harrison Street Elementary School
Kim Bearden! She was fantastic!! I was so appreciative of her ability to convey such important ideas to teachers (and all of us, that are so difficult to hear from a supervisor or administrator, but were received so well coming from Kim. Her manner, her credibility, her enthusiasm, her charm all combined to establish an immediate and deep rapport with her audience and I know her words were taken to heart as positive and meaningful by virtually every one of the 450 attendees. Her presentation was memorable for everyone - and that includes the custodians, secretaries, para-professionals - everyone. I even had a community member who ran the lights and sound for us come up to me and tell me how much he enjoyed her talk. Fantastic!
Rick Myles - Superintendent - Scottsbluff Public Schools
Kim was amazing!!!! Our teachers enjoyed her so much. She is an awesome presenter. I hope that we can visit her academy some day. Thanks for always putting us in touch with some amazing presenters. We appreciate you very much!!
Marc Griffin, Principal - Hemphill High School
Kim was awesome! Anecdotal comments included: she was the best presenter they had ever heard . . . can they bring her into their districts for development for staff . . . it was as if she were describing their lives . . . it was pretty cool! :)
Cindy Rhoads - Pennsylvania Department of Education
I cannot say enough good things about Kim's presentation! She is phenomenal! The teachers left the auditorium truly uplifted by Kim's words. Many teachers have commented to me saying how much they enjoyed Kim and how much they appreciated the opportunity to hear her speak.
Pennie, Principal - Pickens County Middle School
Kim is clearly the best speaker I have ever heard at any conference I have attended. Her message about the importance of creativity in the classroom and how to make a difference in the lives of all children was both moving and informative.
Ron Clark - 2001 Disney American Teacher of the Year
Each of us hopes to encounter that one teacher who helps us make sense of it all, and who may touch the soul of her students in a way that encourages them to become a better human being. Kim Stewart is this teacher.
Stephanie Hill - Parent of One of Kim's Students
Kim was just what we needed for those "winter doldrums" we all go through in February. She involved the audience, made us laugh and think, and left teachers with creative ideas they could use immediately.
Marsha Turner-Shear, Ed.D. - Assistant Superintendent, Spencer-Owen Community Schools
All verbal feedback has been extremely positive. I think we more than got our money's worth. She was very well received by our teacher audience. Thank you for helping us to get her as a speaker. She was perfect for us!
Linda S. Gibson - Claiborne County Schools
Kim Bearden did an outstanding job for us. Several of our HS teachers remarked that this is the best teacher they have ever heard speak. Also, her message about how teachers should 'think' (Top Ten Things) was outstanding.
Joni Burgin, Superintendent - Grantsburg School District
I want to thank you again for your presentation "How to Have a Creative Classroom and Still Score High on Standardized Tests." The information you presented was informative, resourceful and applicable to the instructional needs of our students.
Michele Blair, Assistant Superintendent - Flushing Community Schools
It was fabulous!!!!! Everyone said that having Ron and then Kim was the best year ever. Kim also conducting a breakout session for middle and high school language arts teachers--that was terrific. It was all both entertaining and informative.
Sharon Lessley - Marshall County Board of Education
. . . I truly enjoyed Ms. Bearden's motivational talk. It is the best money that they've ever spent and well worth every penny. I have a better attitude myself about the new school year and hope to keep with me the enthusiasm she brought to us.
Regina Mazyck - 35 year educator - DeRidder Jr. High School
Kim did a great job for our teachers and administrators. She is an incredible talent. Her high energy was contagious. We plan to send teams of teachers to Atlanta to see Ron and Kim in action.
Mick Martin, Director of Schools - Campbell County
We were all blown away by Kim's presentation, presence and passion. It was as exciting as it was memorable. Kim is a true star!
Elise Langan - Macon State College - School of Education
Kim was great and exactly what we needed to start the school year. Teachers from the veterans to the rookies found her extremely inspirational. She gave teachers tons of practical, fun and engaging ideas to use in the classroom. Everyone loved her!
Laura Kennedy - School Director - Mayfield Junior School
Kim was everything we had hoped she would be--engaging, inspiring, and she also shared some very practical ideas. The feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive.
Julie Schrock - Meredith College
It was life changing!!! We all loved it and gained both practical classroom skills as well as a heavy dose of inspiration! Thank you for helping to bring Kim into our lives!
Chana Zauderer - YTE Academy
It was great. Many teachers have told me it was the best speaker we have had. The main comment I heard was that she actually understood what challenges they face on a daily basis, both personally and professionally. They could relate to her.
Shawn Carter - Supervisor of Instruction - Macon County Schools
Teachers laughed, cried, and celebrated with Kim for two wonderful hours. The Bascomb staff left the presentation with a renewed spirit and reminder of why we do what we do each day to touch the lives of a child.
Rhonda - Bascomb Elementary
Never in my life have I had such an amazing time. Our teachers were surely changed by her. She is such a real person that it comes through in everything she says. She had us all crying at the end and I even had my men teachers coming up to me telling me how they loved me and all that I had done for them. A life changing event for sure. Well worth it.
Sara Hauselman, Adminstrator/Principal - Rock Creek Community Academy
Kim Bearden was AMAZING! We had outstanding responses to her presentation. Teachers were motivated, moved, and inspired. We even have a number of teachers and administrators interested in going to RCA for a visit. Logistically, all of the staff I worked with at Premier Speakers were extremely helpful and made the planning smooth and simple. Kudos to your team.
Lisa, ELL Content Specialist - Fayette County Public Schools
Kim Bearden’s energy is infectious. As a teacher, she insists she is not perfect. Somehow the Disney American Teacher of the Year and bestselling author has found a way to blend enthusiasm, vibrancy, humor and positive reinforcement with discipline and academic rigor. Not many educators would trade an enviable teaching position at a school system with a lot of resources in an affluent community for an inner city school, startup institution, with an uncertain future. But Bearden did. And she has no regrets. Nor should she.
The Valdosta Daily Times
Kim is such an inspiration to women of all ages, and this latest time was no exception. She is consistently engaging and motivating and she inspires women to be passionate about what they do in life. Kim is so energetic, and I love to see the reactions of the audience to her positive messages. She does not disappoint, and I recommend her for all audiences, especially for women.
Vicki Watts, Director of Sales Operations - Scottsboro Electric Power Board
Kim’s presentation was fabulous in every way. She connected professional, personally, and spiritually with every member of our team. Her story is inspirational and her message is inspiring. It is evident in every word she spoke that her message was coming from her heart.
Jamie Vincek, Staff Development Director - Lamar CISD
From the moment Kim Bearden walked on the stage, she had the audience eating out of the palm of her hand. Her personal stories, her sense of humor, and her impactful strategies all amounted to a successful in service day for over 400 teachers in the St. Louis area.
Kevin Walsh, Principal - Annual Academic Speaker Series