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Kim Livingston

Faculty

Kim Livingston

Lower School Art Teacher

Kim Livingston is the lower school art teacher. Ms. Livingston grew up in Oregon, attended UC Santa Cruz, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in fine art. She studied art and art history in Sienna and Macerata, Italy, and presented at the Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. She holds an arts integration specialist certificate from California College of Art’s Teaching Institute and an M.A. in education with a focus on art education and social justice and equity from San Francisco State University. She also has been trained in the Responsive Classroom approach. Outside of school, she loves to sing, play ukulele, hike, travel, cook, make art, and play with her two delightful children. Ms. Livingston was the kindergarten teaching assistant at Black Pine Circle School for four years before moving into the full-time role of lower school art teacher. Ms. Livingston joined the Black Pine Circle School faculty in 2002.

Teaching Since

2001

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Why I Work with Children

I work with kids because it is so much fun!

A Favorite Book

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan is one of my favorite books because it is written with beautiful imagery and imagination.

Quick Fact

Started clowning at age 9

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