Chi Kim

Chi Kim
is the CEO of Pure Edge, Inc. She is a 2018 Pahara Aspen Education Fellow, serves on the Board of Directors of CASEL, Coalition for Career Development Center, and is the board chair of Great Minds nonprofit board. She has served as a school superintendent, principal, teacher and leadership coach as well as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Chi was named Chief Executive Officer in March 2018 after serving as Chief Strategy & Operations Officer since 2016. Prior to joining Pure Edge, Inc., she was a California school superintendent as well as a former school principal, teacher, leadership coach and has served as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is co-founder of the Teaching Garden program that was adopted by the American Heart Association to support heart health through school gardens.

Chi is a 2018 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow, serves as the Board Chair & Trustee of the Great Minds nonprofit board, a member of CASEL Board of Directors, and Coalition for Career Development Center.  She also sits on the advisory councils of SEL4US,  Project WayfinderCenter for Reaching and Teaching the Whole Child, and Family Code Night / MV GATE. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Ed. from UCLA, a Tier I Administrative Services credential from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a Tier II Administrative Services credential from Loyola Marymount University. She is mom to three wonderful girls and resides in the greater Boston area.

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