Heartland Middle School Psychologist Kendra Kim has been named School Psychologist of the Year by the Oklahoma School Psychological Association. She was awarded for her dedication and service to students and schools.

In her role, Kim consults with teachers, families, and administrative staff on how to best work with students and improve the building culture through school-wide practices and policies.

“I also work with students to help identify and develop their academic, social, emotional, and behavioral skills. With the challenges of this year, my expertise has been put to good use on issues specifically heightened from the pandemic, such as mental health issues, crisis prevention, and academic supports noted Kim.”

“Kim helps our kids thrive in school, at home, and with friends,” said Heartland Principal Veronica Johnson. “She is an integral part of the team here at Heartland and her contributions are invaluable.”

Kim received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University. She also has a Masters and Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Psychology from Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

Outside of school, family is very important to Kim. “I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and sons Grant and Cameron. We love to go to the beach, ride ATVs in the mountains, and travel whenever we can.” Kim has been with the district since 2006.