Executive Director, South Coast Charter Schools
Kimberleigh Kopp currently serves as the Executive Director of South Coast Charter Schools. Previously, she served as the Director of Academics for National University Virtual High School as well as an online instructor in various humanities classes, including AP European History. She is a native San Diegan with over 24 years’ experience in education as a teacher, school librarian and administrator. Kimberleigh’s educational background includes a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Elementary Education and Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix; Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from National University; Associate of Arts in Psychology and Humanities from San Diego Miramar College; certifications in Library Science, Structured English Immersion, Language Acquisition and Development, and School Accreditation; and she has administrative credentials, academic credentials and designated subjects credentials in both California and Arizona. She is also a Highly Qualified Teacher in all core academic subject areas.
Kimberleigh Kopp’s experience in education includes working in traditional public and private schools, as well as alternative education programs like charter schools and online, blended learning programs. She has an extensive experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and has been the advisor for many student mentor/leadership programs in schools. She founded an after school art and design program, mentored students in community service activities, supervised and implemented professional developments for the teachers in both NUVHS and SCCS.
Kimberleigh is a member of the California Library Association, Learning for Living, Orange County Consortium of Online Schools, Computer Using Educators (CUE), International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Career and technical Education Online, Curriculum and Instruction Network for Charter Schools: Leadership Committee, UC a-g Cadre of Curriculum Experts, Google Educators, e-Learning Specialist Interest Group (eL-SIG), Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), California Charter School Association (CCSA), Global Education Collaborative, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa: Delta Upsilon Chapter.