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Kim Oliver Hawks (TN '00)


Lake County School System
Tiptonville, TN

At the time of the Award, Kim Oliver Hawks was:

Margaret Newton Elementary School
Tiptonville, TN

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 1

Biographical Information

In addition to being a first-grade teacher at Margaret Newton Elementary School in rural Tiptonville, Kim Hawks is a math, literacy and writing specialist, as well as a school improvement facilitator. She has implemented a range of innovative instructional programs to help her at-risk students across the curriculum: the SUCCESS program in reading, the research-based Everyday Math program, and the technology-based Windows on Science program. A frequent presenter at various professional development seminars and workshops, Mrs. Hawks is a teacher consultant for the West Tennessee Writing Project. She is co-chair of the school's Site-Based Leadership Team and has received three Goals 2000 grants.

Additional Information


1983 Freed-Hardeman University, B.S.