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Kimberly Manns, Director of Early Childhood

Kim is a passionate leader with a real talent for bringing diverse stakeholders together to solve complex problems. Prior to joining Commit!, Kim served as the Program Director for the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading, where she led a citywide strategy process to increase the City’s 3rd grade reading scores. Prior to that, Kim was Deputy Director of the Office of Policy and Communications for the Mayor of Baltimore. Kim began her career as an Assistant Brand Manager for Procter and Gamble. In this role, she led multi-functional teams to design and launch consumer products nationwide.

Kim believes education is critical to successfully navigate the world around us and to discover one’s own voice. “For me, the ability to read provided an avenue to learn about my passions and ultimately the confidence to pursue them,”she says.“I believe every child deserves this same opportunity to dream big and to discover her own unique path.”

Kim is a Maryland Daily Record 2014 Leading Women Honoree and served as a part-time faculty member for Johns Hopkins Center for Leadership in Education, where she taught Principles of Marketing. Kim holds a Bachelors of Science from Georgetown University and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University.