Kim DeRamus currently serves as a Pre-K 3 lead teacher for the ACCESS Early Childhood program. Kim loves working with kids, something she has been passionate about her whole life. She loves providing a safe and fun learning environment that encourages independence and confidence. Kim challenges herself to meet each child at their own level, finding special ways to connect with each student. It fills her heart to see a child discovering how to communicate his or her wants and needs.
Kim loves teaching at ACCESS, from decorating her classroom and celebrating students' birthdays to helping each child achieve their potential! The comraderie between the education team and therapists is one of her favorite aspects of the program. Everyone working as a team to improve the lives of our students is not only unique but something she finds incredibly rewarding.
Kim holds a Bachelor Degree in Child and Family Sciences from Harding University, specializing in child development. Kim joined ACCESS in 2018 as a teacher's assistant and has been in a lead teacher position for the past four years.
Other than being a teacher, Kim's biggest achievement was being foster mom. She had the privilege of bringing 15 children into her home, one of them becoming Kim's forever son. Her time as a foster parent taught her a lot about compassion and advocating for the needs of children. It also taught her the power of connection which she tries to implement with both the students and parents of children in her classroom.