As Chair of Innovation at McMillan Education, Kim embodies the firm’s commitment to both anticipating and contributing to changes in the field that prioritize a strong student-centered experience and impact how our counselors best serve students and their families in the college and school planning processes. Kim works closely with her counterparts chairing our school and college planning practices to ensure that all counselors have access to and are trained in the most critical technological and best practices resources designed to facilitate students’ successful navigation of the intricacies and complexities of finding their best fit educational environment. In close collaboration with members of the leadership team, Kim is devoted to working to create, enhance and develop the systems that continually better serve our families. Before joining McMillan Education, Kim guided students in their academic journeys as an educator, coach and administrator in schools and colleges for 25 years. Her unraveled knowledge of the athletic recruiting process for aspiring collegiate athletes makes her uniquely qualified to chair the Athletic Recruiting College Planning focus area of McMillan Education as a supervisor of our counselors who specialize in athletic recruiting and college planning. In addition to her leadership responsibilities, Kim continues to work directly with a small number of school and college counseling candidates representing a wide range of domestic and international students seeking educational opportunities in the US or abroad, from the student-athlete to the traditional candidate
A former All-American athlete in two sports, Kim’s successes athletically have been mirrored by a life-long passion for academia that is the cornerstone of the consummate student-athlete. Kim received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in Education from The College of William and Mary, and completed her doctoral work in Educational Leadership with a concentration in motivation and student well-being at Northeastern University.
In the independent school world, Kim served as an Athletic Director and advisor and wore the numerous hats of a boarding school faculty member at The Fay School in Massachusetts and Garrison Forest School in Maryland. In this role, she mentored students to be better in the classroom and as athletes through her experiences as a coach and elite level strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
In the college world, she has served as an adjunct professor in kinesiology at The College of William and Mary, and in Sports and Organizational Leadership at both Northeastern University and Ohio State University. As a collegiate coach, Kim served on the All-America selection committee, NCAA Youth Education through Sports Program, as well as various other professional committees and boards. Kim has spoken at both national and international forums about sports, recruiting, student health and well-being.
Educational experts and fellow consultants turn to Kim as a national expert in athletic recruiting. Kim was an All-American and National Champion at the University of Maryland in both field hockey and lacrosse. After college, she went on to play for the US National Team in both field hockey and lacrosse, and in 2008 was inducted into the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame.
Kim’s love for sports did not fade once her playing days ended. She went on to coach field hockey and lacrosse at The College of William and Mary and later became the head lacrosse coach at the University of Richmond. She also served as the head coach of the Scottish Women’s National Lacrosse Team. Kim’s range of coaching positions also extends to middle school athletes and Special Olympians. Her expertise in recruiting spans the full range of NCAA sports.
Kim remains active in all sports and enjoys her play in a local competitive women’s soccer league. She lives outside of Boston with her pup, Coach, and enjoys travel, cooking, working out, and innovative technologies.
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