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Kimberly Shoup (she/her/hers)

Lead Navigator for Special Education

Kimberly Shoup started with EdNavigator in July 2022 as the organization’s Lead Navigator for Special Education. With over 20 years of experience in the field of special education, Kimberly most recently served as a National Special Programs Manager for Stride, Inc. (formerly K12), an education management organization. In this role Kimberly supported schools across the country with special education, English Learner, and Section 504 programs. In addition, Kimberly provided training to Stride managed schools in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention as a certified Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) trainer. Kimberly spent 16 years as a special educator and teacher consultant in both urban and suburban school settings. As an educator, Kimberly worked with students with emotional disturbances in a categorical middle school program, supported students with high-incidence disabilities at both the elementary and secondary levels, and taught general education kindergarten and K- 8 English Learners. She is passionate about early literacy instruction, effective co- teaching, and supporting students with disabilities with self-determination. Outside of the field of education, Kimberly has worked as a youth intervention counselor at a children’s residential treatment center and with adults with mental illness through her local community mental health agency. Kimberly holds a BA in Special Education, Emotional Impairments and MA in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University. Kimberly lives in Lansing, Michigan with her husband, Andrew, their 3 children, Lexie, James, and Jonathan, and their sweet black lab mix, Charlie. When not working, she enjoys traveling, lake life, being a soccer and swim mom, and hiking with her pup.