Kim Bearden
Kim Bearden
  • Ron Clark Academy CoFounder & Exec. Dir.
  • Disney's American Teacher of the Year
  • Best Selling Author of "Crash Course"


Kim Bearden - Ron Clark Academy co-founder, Best Selling Author of Crash Course: Life Lessons My Students Taught Me, executive director and language arts teacher - is an award-winning educator of almost thirty years. Her unique combination of innovation, discipline, and creativity ensures that every student is engaged in the learning process!

Kim Bearden delivers inspiring keynote messages to thousands of educators each year. As the co-founder, executive director and language arts teacher of the Ron Clark Academy, she is daily active in all aspects of the educational process. With a teaching career spanning almost thirty years, she has been a teacher, instructional lead teacher, curriculum director, school board member, staff development trainer and middle school principal. Her bestselling book, Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me, was released by Simon and Schuster this past July.

Bearden has received numerous awards for her creative and dynamic teaching styles. She was chosen from over 70,000 nominations to be honored as the Disney...


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Tour of Ron Clark Academy
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Inspiration at the RC Academy
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Speech Demo
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PSB Interview with Kim Bearden
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Interview: Kim Bearden - University of Georgia Alumni...
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Kim Bearden on MSNBC's The Cycle - Crash Course...
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Crash Course Promo Video
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Kim Bearden Intro
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Who's the Teacher Here?

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KEYNOTE: The Top Ten Things Every Teacher Should Know:
From philosophy to implementation, learn how to focus on what is truly important for all educators...
KEYNOTE: How to Keep the Joy in Teaching:
Discover ways to reawaken the joyful teacher and learner inside us all. This presentation will change...
WORKSHOP: How to Have a Creative Classroom and Still Score High on Standardized Tests:
Teachers often feel compelled to sacrifice creativity in order to prepare their students for standardized...
WORKSHOP: Lessons for Lively Learners:
Learn powerful strategies and contagious ideas that will motivate all learners and inspire all kinds...

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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 was as if she were describing their was pretty cool! :)

Cindy Rhoads, Pennsylvania Department of Education

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