Kim Hemans was born and raised in the United States and moved to Switzerland in 2011. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Ramapo College in New Jersey. She then went on to receive her master’s degree in education from Fordham University in New York City.
After completing her master’s degree, she received a teacher of disabilities certification from Montclair University in New Jersey. Kim has been teaching for the last 14 years in primary education ranging from Pre-K to grade 4. She made the decision to teach abroad because of the advantages of teaching in an international school. Since joining the SIS team, Kim has taught the first and second grade classes and thoroughly enjoys teaching students in this age range.
The diversity at Swiss International School offers her an insight into the global community. The wide range of cultures at SIS has shown her many different cultural perspectives. Kim has learned so much from both her students and colleagues about their backgrounds. She also enjoys sharing her cultural experiences from Jamaica and America.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, bike riding, photography, reading, and exploring Switzerland.