Kimberly C. Hinton is a Leadership Coach with the Network for College Success. She is a native Chicagoan who is a product of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). She has been an educator in the CPS system for over 15 years. Kimberly began her career as a science teacher at Morgan Park High School and shortly thereafter moved onto Whitney Young Magnet High School. While at Young, she also held the position of Science Department Chairperson where she remained until becoming the Science Coach for CPS Area 24. As a Science Coach, Kimberly was responsible for the development of science departments in 17 high schools located on the south side of Chicago. Kimberly was then selected to become an administrator at the first public Marine Math & Science Academy (MMSA) in the nation under the Office of New Schools. During her tenure as an administrator, Kimberly had the opportunity to lead small, large, and charter schools across Chicago.
Kimberly is committed to urban education and has a strong belief that given the resources and opportunity, every student can be successful. She believes that the entire school community (administrators, teachers, parents, and students) working together collaboratively is the best way to improve outcomes for students.
Kimberly earned her B.A. in Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, her M.Ed from Governors State University, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Argosy University. She received advanced leadership training as a member of the Learning Forward Academy and the Accelerate Institute.