Director, Benchmarking, College- and Career-Readiness Standards
Kim Anderson joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2012 as director of the benchmarking college- and career-readiness standards project. Kim brings 24 years of experience working on issues of education policy and practice in public education. She leads SREB’s work to provide state leaders with feedback on and support for their state’s implementation of new, more rigorous K-12 learning standards, assessments and related reforms to improve student achievement and postsecondary success. Kim began her career in 1991 as a public school teacher in Los Angeles, California, as part of Teach For America. Kim also helped schools in Los Angeles undertake self-assessment and improvement planning as a coach at the Achievement Council; contributed to research on high-performing, high-poverty schools as a researcher at the Charles A. Dana Center; and provided research and policy support to state education agency leaders as a senior analyst at the Regional Educational Laboratory at the SERVE Center. Kim holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.