Kimberly Oliver-Burnim

Classroom Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools

Montgomery County, Maryland

Kimberly Oliver-Burnim is a classroom teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland, and was named National Teacher of the Year in 2006. Ms. Oliver graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hampton University (Hampton, VA) in 1998 with a degree in English Arts. She later attended Wilmington College (Wilmington, DE) and received a Masters in Elementary Education in January 2000.

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Posted Feb. 13, 2019

Before Trump Jr. Calls Me a ‘Loser Teacher,’ How About He Steps Inside My Classroom?

It was in my junior English III class during third period when I observed two junior girls, on fundamentally opposite sides of the political aisle,…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Feb. 14, 2019

This New Report Shows How Parents and Teachers Can Work Together

As a parent, I want my children to love learning and succeed academically. But even though I work full-time in education, I don’t always feel…

By Jason Zimba

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Posted Feb. 14, 2019

Black Lives Matter in Schools This Month and Every Damn Month

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, I had the honor of speaking at the Black Lives Matter in Schools Week of Action rally. The audience was…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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