Ms. Joanne Kim

Kindergarten Teacher


Ms. Joanne Kim is Korean American and comes from New York. She has worked with preschool and Kindergarten English language learners in Thailand and Vietnam for the last 9 years. She has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Wellesley College and a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Southern California.

Ms. Joanne is passionate about children and believes that education means nurturing full human growth. This means honoring and loving who her students are and empowering each to believe in his or her own potential as a little learner and as a human being. Her classroom is a safe place of love, joy, exploration, and growth where students play to learn. Ms. Joanne enjoys reading, writing, drawing, traveling, and spending lots of time with her partner Tu and dog Lou.


  • Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, Wellesley College, U.S.
  • Master's degree in Elementary Education, University of Southern California, U.S.