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Kim Curtis

Health Careers High School

San Antonio, TX

Kim teaches AP Chemistry at Health Careers High School in San Antonio. She consistently goes above and beyond for her students and inspires them both in and out of the classroom. Her desire is to instill a love of Chemistry in her students and many have gone on to major in Chemistry in college. She works tirelessly to make sure they understand everything needed for the AP test. Over 70% of her students pass the test well above the national average and consistently the highest in the largest school district in the city (with 13 high schools)! She uses creative methods such as songs games and videos all of which she has developed to help kids understand concepts. Outside the classroom the students love that she brings her guitar and plays at a monthly lunchtime open-mic time. Kim is the class sponsor for the class of 2021 and has worked tirelessly to ensure that they are recognized for their hard work despite the pandemic and the challenges we have all faced this past year. She is also always available for them for both life and chemistry issues. The results speak for themselves – kids who love chemistry amazing test scores and creativity in connecting with kids show that she is an exceptional teacher!