Kimberly Small has over twenty-five years of experience in education. She started her career as an elementary teacher for Compton Unified School District. Kimberly taught for Compton USD for two years before moving on to teach for Los Angeles Unified School District for eight more years. After which she moved to the private sector working as a School Director for a nonpublic school for students with special needs owned and operated by Catapult Learning, Inc. (formerly Specialized Education Services, Inc.). During her tenure at Catapult Learning, Kimberly moved up the ranks serving first as Outreach Director, Business Development Specialist and ending her time with Catapult as Director, Strategic Initiative.
Kimberly currently serves as Senior Regional Director for NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship). NFTE activates the entrepreneurial mindset and builds startup skills in youth from under-resourced communities to ensure their success and to create a more vibrant society. Over the past ten years, NFTE has worked with over 60,000 students in the Los Angeles Metro area, 600,000 nationwide.
Kimberly is a Teach For America alum. She holds a Masters of Science in Educational Administration, Masters of Art in Education from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, and a B.A, from the University of Southern California located in Los Angeles, CA.