Kim Case serves as a Regional Impact Manager for myFutureNC, focusing on counties in NC’s Northwest Prosperity Zone. Kim’s extensive career in public education began at the classroom level where she taught for 19 years. As a teacher, she gained practical experience in engaging students – particularly young adolescents – in learning, life, and leadership. Kim’s desire to improve student outcomes has been the driving force in her career pathway.
Within the larger educational system, Kim has worked with students and educators ranging from age 3 through the postsecondary level. Her roles have included school principal; assistant principal; instructional facilitator; curriculum and professional development coordinator; teacher mentor; academically-intellectually gifted, and reading specialist. In 2019, she was named Coordinator of Innovation and Online Education for Caldwell County Schools. In this capacity, Kim focused on outreach to business, higher education, and home school partners to identify and design creative, collaborative solutions to increase student engagement, improve workforce preparedness, and encourage learning for life.
Kim is a board member of several organizations dedicated to supporting young people. These include Community in Schools of Caldwell County; the Rotary Club of Lenoir; and the Conflict Resolution Center. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa – Omicron Chapter, the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce, and the Caldwell Women’s Forum. At the state level, Kim enjoys partnering with organizations devoted to innovative approaches to learning. She is a member of the Educational Innovation Network NC, a District C certified coach and an Open Way Learning (OWL) ambassador. In collaboration with Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University, Watson College of Education at UNC-Wilmington, and Open Way Learning, Kim created the Educational Innovation Framework (EIF), which identifies the foundations needed to support innovation in our schools.
A believer in life-long learning, Kim holds a Master of Arts as a Curriculum Specialist and a school administrator licensure from Appalachian State University as well as a Doctorate of Educational Leadership with a Superintendent licensure from Gardner-Webb University. In Spring 2023, she will complete her certification in Trauma & Resilience from Florida State University.
Kim and her husband, Phil, reside in Lenoir, NC. They enjoy spending time with their family – oldest son and his wife, Kyle and Lindsey, and their youngest son, Tyler, on Rippetoe Farm.