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The Modern Educator | Kim Ezelle

Data-driven. Passionate. Analytical. Innovative. That's you. That's the Modern Educator. You recognize that being an educator means using data and technology to see the unique story and experience of each child.  The Modern Educator series seeks to highlight the individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving education. You motivate us. You inspire us. We salute you.

 

Kim Ezelle is the Data Analyst/Interventionist for the Grenada School District in Grenada, MS. This month, Kim shows us what a fearless educator looks like! 

 

Robert Reeder: Kim, How long have you been in education?

Kim Ezelle: 10.5 years.                                                                                                                      

 

RR: That's a long time for someone so young! Where did you go to school?                          

KE: High School: Clinton High School, College: Undergraduate: University of Southern Mississippi, Masters: Mississippi College. 

 

RR: SMTTT! What is the most important thing you've learned in life?                                              

KE: Fish! Philosophy: 1) Choose your attitude. 2) Play. 3) Make their day. 4) Be present. I think it is very important to incorporate this philosophy into your everyday life to help make a difference.

 

RR: Very cool. Did you always want to be an educator?                                                                  

KE: Yes, seeing students better themselves, accomplish goals, or just smile makes my job rewarding.

 

RR: That's awesome. What advice would you give to someone starting out in education?              

KE: Always keep the students at the center of all your decisions. They are the ones most impacted by educators. 

 

RR: Very true. Ok, a couple of fun questions! What's on your bucket list?                                        

KE: I would love to go to Yellowstone National Park and hike the Grand Canyon.

 

RR: What's the most daring thing you've ever done?

KE: Hunting alligators with my husband.

 

RR: Wow! I guess it takes a fearless person to be an educator! Thanks again for spending time with us this month, Kim! Cheers to you and all you do!  

 

 

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