Kimm Doherty is the Director of the Lower School. Her new role allows her to more formally guide Grayson’s Lower School program. Ms. Doherty leads the students, parents, and staff through the Lower School experience, especially regarding the implementation of curriculum and services in support of The Grayson School’s mission. As Director, she assists teachers through mentoring, planning and adapting units, guiding professional development, and individualizing each student’s learning experience. She works collaboratively with the Administrative team to achieve the school’s goals.
Ms. Doherty is a founding member of the Grayson team having taught students 4th-8th grade over the initial four years. She brings to The Grayson School a decades-long commitment to and deep passion for gifted education. She holds a Master’s degree in Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut, home of the National Center for Research on Gifted Education. Certified in both Elementary and Middle School education, Ms. Doherty also has years of experience in both public and private school classrooms. Her enthusiasm for creating rich, engaging content for young students has led her beyond the classroom too. She worked at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, where she used a National Science Foundation grant to design innovative hands-on science units for Philadelphia public schools. She started the local Radnor chapter of PAGE (Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education) and later became the State Affiliate Director for PAGE, helping parents across the state to improve gifted education in their communities. Along the way, she was also elected to serve on the Radnor Township School Board for a 4 year term.
Ms. Doherty will bring her multifaceted educational background, her love of educating elementary students, and her expertise with professional development to help grow Grayson. In her new role, she especially looks forward to connecting her dedication to excellence in elementary academics with Grayson’s students, families, and staff.