Kimberly Tyson, or “Dr. Kimberly” as she is known by many, has been an educator and literacy consultant for many years. She has a great deal of experience as a classroom teacher, college administrator and instructor, and literacy consultant in classrooms ranging from preschool to the graduate level. Kimberly currently serves as an Education Specialist at Solution Tree and helps manage and support large-scale PLC implementations.
Her recently published vocabulary book, co-authored with Dr. Angela Peery (@drangelapeery), is entitled Blended Vocabulary: Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools and Direct Instruction and focuses on effective vocabulary practices in a blended environment. Written expressly for K-12 teachers, she hopes to empower teachers to provide effective vocabulary instruction along with using digital tools to support word learning. Follow the hashtag #blendedvocab on Twitter to see content from the book.
She regularly contributes literacy insights at Dr. Kimberly’s Literacy Blog and has collaborated in writing classroom curriculum and language arts sections as well as chairing the Elementary Reading National Evaluation Preparation Committee for Pearson Education.
Dr. Kimberly’s approach to literacy is research-based, practical, and is expertly designed to move literacy instruction and achievement forward. She has actively contributed to projects with the Indiana Department of Education, the Central Indiana Education Service Center, and other educational service centers in Indiana and nationally.
If you want to get in Kimberly’s good favor, she’s partial to strong coffee and chocolate (in that order). She volunteers in her community and cheers for the Phillies (a transplant from the east coast). She loves gardening, reading, bike riding, art galleries, live theater, and hanging out with her children.