Kim Edwards (B. Ed.) has been teaching in both public and private school systems in Alberta since 1990. Holding a degree in Special Education, she is constantly striving to teach children self-advocacy skills along with stronger communication and social skills. Kim has been delivering the Dare to Care program in schools throughout Alberta and across Canada since 2006. She assists students, parents, and staff in clearly understanding and defining bullying and the proactive role they can take in addressing address this pervasive issue. Kim appreciates the connected roles of student, parents, and staff, and through Student Days, Parent Information Evenings and Professional Development with staff, Kim has helped school communities create a more positive, safe and respectful learning environment for all.
In addition to working in schools, Kim has successfully facilitated sessions with many Corporations and community groups assisting them in creating more cohesive, respectful organizations and teams.
Kim is trained in a number of alternative educational programs, notably, Auditory Discrimination in Depth (A.D.D.), a kinaesthetic approach to reading, spelling, and writing, as well as Chisanbop, a kinaesthetic strategy for math. She also fills leadership roles within the community.