About the Author
Kim Schmidt earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA and completed her teaching certification from Sierra Nevada College. She began her teaching career at Las Vegas High School and now has joined the Wranglers of West Career and Technical Academy. She currently teaches English 10, English 10 Honors/ Pre-AP, and Creative Writing.
She is a recipient of the Junior League of Las Vegas Education Grant for her work in facilitating the student-publication Spilled Ink, a literary magazine. Twelve of her students have been published in the Las Vegas Review Journal and a handful have garnered first place awards in various writing contests.
Ms. Schmidt is constantly seeking to enhance her teaching performance and strives to challenge herself by exploring new methods and technologies. Her hope is to nurture creativity and critical thinking in all of her students, to push them past proficiency and into readiness for college and beyond.