Kim Farris-Berg

Teacher leadership strategist and lead author of 'Trusting Teachers With School Success: What Happens when Teachers Call the Shots'

Kim Farris-Berg is a Southern California-based teacher leadership strategist working with teachers, unions, school districts, and the broader education community to advance opportunities for teachers to take the lead in reimagining the possibilities for student learning and the teaching profession. She is a consultant to the Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative, a joint project of the Center for Teaching Quality and Education Evolving. She is lead author of Trusting Teachers with School Success: What Happens When Teachers Call the Shots (R&L Education, 2012). Her insights are rooted in the experiences of teachers who are securing autonomy to pioneer new ways of teaching and learning through teacher-powered schools.

Kim’s work has appeared in Education Week, Kappan Magazine, EduWonk, ASCD’s SmartBrief, and major metropolitan newspapers. Her work has been acknowledged and quoted in US News, PBS NewsHour, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, & Stanford Social Innovation Review.