Kim Bearden
Kim Bearden
  • Ron Clark Academy, Co-Founder
  • Disney's American Teacher in Humanities
  • Winner of the Milken National Educator Award


Kim Bearden - Ron Clark Academy co-founder, executive director and language arts teacher - is an award-winning educator of over twenty years. Her unique combination of innovation, discipline and creativity transform average classrooms to remarkable learning centers!

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.

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 American Teacher Awards Outstanding Middle School Humanities Teacher. The Milken Family Foundation selected her as one of 155 teachers from across the nation to receive the Award for Excellence in Education, and...


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Interview: Kim Bearden - University of Georgia Alumni...

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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. Look forward to going to school...
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 strategies and ideas that will motivate all learners and inspire creativity in the classroom.

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It was great. Many teachers have told me it was the best speaker we have had. We would gladly have her again in the future. 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. I hope we can work with your company again in the future.

Shawn Carter - Supervisor of Instruction, Macon County Schools

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