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Kimberly Youmans, M.Ed.

Specialist, Literacy Implementation

Kimberly Youmans serves as the implementation specialist at the Lastinger Center for Learning. In this role, she designs and facilitates professional learning experiences in the area of small group instruction by developing and creating learning activities, assisting in the selection of materials, infusing adult learning strategies within materials, and providing the evidence base that supports the selection of materials, programs, and strategies.

Kimberly has 18 years of experience in education. Previously she has served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, mentor, district literacy coach, and assistant principal in Florida. She is passionate about ensuring that all children are provided quality literacy instruction, resulting in children who are life-long proficient readers.

Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. She earned her Masters in Education in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.