Kim Lewis is a Program Specialist and the Transition Coordinator for McDowell County Schools.
She has worked in public education since 1991. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in
education grades 6-12, from North Carolina State University, Gifted Education licensure from
the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and her Master’s degree in School
Administration from Appalachian State University. Though the majority of her experience has
been spent teaching and serving students in secondary education, where she received the
honor of being named teacher of the year, she also has taught gifted students in elementary.
She has been a middle school co-teacher, gifted education teacher, gifted education
coordinator and a program specialist.
Currently, her role as a program specialist consists of serving children with disabilities at the
secondary level by supporting and collaborating with administrators, special education
teachers, general education teachers, special education students and parents in order to
provide quality special education services. She assists in the diagnosis of strengths and
weaknesses of students through educational testing and data collection, supports and guides
teaches and schools on compliance with state and federal laws and district procedures, trains
surrogate parent volunteers, provides professional development for teachers, and assists the
EC director with the LEA self-assessment. In addition, she also serves as the transition
coordinator helping facilitate linkages with parents, businesses/industries, postsecondary
institutions, and community organizations to support students’ transition to postsecondary
education, employment and community living. Kim is passionate about students and it is her
goal to support them and help them reach their full potential.
Kim is a resident of Marion, North Carolina, and lives in the Dysartsville community. She enjoys
music, nature, helping others, is family oriented and loves serving in her community.