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Ms. Kimberly Fielding

Director & Academy Founder

Kimberly founded Honey Tree Academy in 2007 in order to provide the Highest Early Childhood Educational Experience possible to young children in Kansas, and founded Branches Academy in 2010 to continue her mission with elementary and middle school students. She has been teaching young children in Kansas since 1987. Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Wichita State University in 1989, her Early Childhood Certification from Friends University in 2000, her Second Language Certification from Kansas State University in 2000, and finally her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University in 2004. Kimberly currently holds a Teaching License in the State of Kansas. Kimberly is a master facilitator, models in our classrooms, teaches Spanish instruction, is the Director of Honey Tree and Branches Academy, and has many accomplishments to her credit, including: • Taught and participated on the leadership team in USD 259, the largest school district in KS for 20 years. • Participated in creating the first Dual Language Immersion Program in the state of Kansas 1996; Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet – A Blue Ribbon National School of Excellence • Co-Created and presented an integrated, academically challenging, early childhood, hands on curriculum; ‘It’s all in the Bag’ 1997-2000 • Presented at State Teaching Conferences 1997-1998 • Featured in the 2005 Kansas Pediatric Foundation ‘Give a Kid a Book’ campaign • Who’s Who in American Teachers Award 2005 • Received ‘Good Apple Teacher Award’ 2007 • Awarded Best of Wichita Preschools in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 – Present – US Local Business Association • Awarded Best of Wichita Private Schools in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017 – Present – US Local Business Association • Awarded Top of the List Childcare Centers in 2012 – Wichita Business Journal *Women In Business Award 2017- Wichita Business Journal *Better Brains for Babies Trainer 2019- Present