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Kimberly A. Holland

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Practice Summary

Kim Holland began her career in Spokane Public Schools where she spent 20 years in buildings of varying size and student population as a teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal. Kim then went to work in central administration for six years as a Human Resource Director of Certificated Evaluation, Talent Quality Initiatives and Recruitment and Retention. During this time, Kim was a Marzano Instructional Framework trainer and worked as adjunct staff in the Whitworth principal certification program teaching evaluation.  Kim joined Stevens Clay as a Human Resources Consultant in July 2020.  

Kim keeps her instructional skills current working as a leadership coach for the Washington State Leadership Academy as well as supervising student teachers from Gonzaga University. Her most recent experience was serving as the Executive Director for the Washington School Personnel Association.

Kim was selected as the Dick Stannard Distinguished Elementary Principal of the Year during 2013-14 and is a proud graduate of the Leadership Spokane, Class of 2019. Kim has worked extensively with Dan Goldhaber, education researcher for the American Institutes for Research, and their work on student teacher preparation has been featured in multiple publications. Kim has been presenting at the local, state and national level since 2015 on a variety of topics, most notably, employee evaluation, student teacher preparation and employee onboarding.


  • BA in Elementary Education, Western Washington University
  • MA in Administration and Curriculum, Gonzaga University
  • MA in Administration and Curriculum, Washington State University

Professional Background

Kim has worked with countless employees who demonstrated the need for growth in their performance. She has worked with employees in their first year of education all the way to employees with 30+ years of experience. Kim has worked with building administrators and their support staff drafting growth plans for provisional employees and informal plans of improvement for non-provisional employees. In addition to her work on growth and informal improvement plans, Kim has also worked with districts on writing and implementing probationary plans of improvement for employees, working closely with them to provide the training and support necessary during the probationary process.

At the building level, Kim's areas of expertise include: employee evaluation, teacher growth and support as well as student teacher preparation. Her expertise at the district level includes: professional development and training, employee onboarding, beginning teacher support, organizational effectiveness, process improvement and employer branding. Over the years, she has created structures and resources that are found in school districts across Washington State. Her work with Excel documents brings unparalleled clarity and structure to the management of employee evaluation.


Kim and her husband Kevin are a blended family raising five beautiful children ages 17-26 and two dogs.  She enjoys reading, cooking, gardening and any activity where she is in the sun and/or on the water.  She and her husband travel as often as possible and creating new memories.