Kimberly De Guzman

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Public School Teacher, South Korea

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Kimberly De Guzman is an English teacher in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. Previously, she served as the Social Media Manager at Education Post. Prior to joining Education Post, she worked as a Digital Editor for the Sun Times Network, where she oversaw the social media accounts for a number of city-based and special topic websites and created original content for a national entertainment website.

Originally born in Chicago, Kim grew up in Las Vegas and is a product of the Clark County School District.

Kim has a journalism degree from Loyola University Chicago. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, photography and baking.

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Posted Nov. 27, 2017

A Letter to My Future Students

To my future students, I don’t know you yet, but I think you’re wonderful and brilliant. I believe all of…

By Kimberly De Guzman

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Posted Sep. 25, 2017

These 11 Books Were Banned But You Should Read Them Anyway

Finding a book to read shouldn’t be complicated. After all, making a choice about what literature we choose to digest…

By Rob Samuelson, Kimberly De Guzman

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Posted May 9, 2017

9 Times Teachers Gave Advice and We Loved Every Single Bit of It

Everyone has someone they look up to, and for a lot of us, those people are teachers. After all, your…

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Posted Jan. 24, 2017

9 Stories That Will Teach You a Thing or Two About School Choice

It’s National #SchoolChoiceWeek, which is a weeklong campaign held every January to celebrate that education is not one-size-fits-all and that…

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Posted Jan. 5, 2017

I Went to a Good School, So Why Am I Terrible at Math?

Math is/was/always will be my worst subject. It doesn’t matter if it’s factorials (good God, what?), statistics (it looks easy…

By Kimberly De Guzman

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Posted Dec. 22, 2016

16 Students Who Give Us Hope for 2017

2016 was quite a surreal year in many ways, filled with depressing world events, one too many mass shootings, multiple…

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Posted Aug. 9, 2016

For This #NationalBookLoversDay, Let’s Make America Read Again

I recently read an article about a librarian who stood outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland passing out free…

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Posted July 22, 2016

I Hated High School, But I Did Learn These 5 Things

In Las Vegas, where you live determines where you go to school. The high school I was zoned for didn’t…

By Kimberly De Guzman

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Posted July 8, 2016

Thank You for Never Believing in Me

Thank you for doubting me and belittling my abilities. When you criticized my work and made me feel like nothing…

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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