1475 N. Scottsdale Rd SkySong Suite 200, 221BA
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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Kim Reynolds is a Senior Program Manager on the Youth Entrepreneurship team with the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute. In this role, Kim leads research, analysis and development strategies for existing and potential new partnerships for youth entrepreneurship and across Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, in addition to providing expertise in new technologies and edtech tools for integration into new or existing K-12 programs.
Prior to joining the E+I team, Kim was a classroom teacher and CTE director/administrator for nine years at a Title I alternative high school in downtown Phoenix. As a teacher, Kim was a recipient of the Cardinals Donate to Educate grant in 2013 and 2015. She was recognized as a 2015 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. She served on the board for Arizona Technology in Education Association (AzTEA) and Arizona Business Educators Association (ABEA) and was a member of the Arizona Council of Occupational/Vocational Administrators (ACOVA).
Kim chose to become an educator after 12 years in the financial industry as a licensed stockbroker. Through her work with wealthy clients at two large financial firms, the one thing she learned was that the dividing line between the “haves” and “have nots” was not hard work, intelligence, or even traditional education. It was an understanding of how money works. Those who had achieved affluence through traditional means (not winning a lottery, inheritance, or being a celebrity) learned at a very early age the 10-10-80 rule and about budgeting. Kim decided to be the change she wanted to see in the world and made it her mission to become a teacher, specifically to teach personal finance to our most underserved students. Joining the ASU Youth Entrepreneurship team with Edson E+I allows her to continue serving that passion while adding the entrepreneurial element and expanding her influence beyond a single classroom.
Kim is an Arizona native and lifelong resident who loves exploring the Grand Canyon state with her husband and granddaughter. She has volunteered over 5000 hours to a variety of organizations and has received the President's Lifetime Award for Volunteer Service.
Honors / Awards
2013 Cardinals Donate to Educate Grant Recipient
2015 Cardinals Donate to Educate Grant Recipient
2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator
President's Award for Volunteer Service
Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council Silver Beaver Recipient
Arizona Technology in Education Association (AzTEA)
Arizona Business Educators Association (ABEA)
Arizona Council of Occupational/Vocational Administrators (ACOVA)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
7/17 – Current Program Manager J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute
08/08 – 06/17 CTE Teacher/Director Arizona Center for Youth Resources
08/06 – 08/07 ParaPro SCED K3 Dysart Unified School District
CTE Advisory Councils: AZ Board of Education BME Advisory Council, South Mountain HS Media Arts CTE Advisory Council, Peoria Unified School District CTE Business Advisory Council, Tolleson Unified School District CTE Engineering Advisory Council
Served as secretary and board member for ABEA (Arizona Business Educators Association)
Served as communication committee chair and board member for AzTEA (Arizona Technology in Education Association). Currently a member of the Professional Development Committee.
Served as training coordinator for Thunderbird District, Grand Canyon Council, Boy Scouts of America
Served as an adviser for FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and NTHS (National Technical Honor Society)
Women Who Drone Brand Ambassador
07/17 – Current Co-Founder Sunrise Aerial Imaging, LLC
09/03 – 08/05 Relationship Manager USAA
01/93 – 07/02Investment Specialist Charles Schwab
07/92 – 12/92 Station Agent Skywest Airlines
07/90 – 07/92 Revenue Acct. Clerk America West Airlines