Mr. Kim is a native of Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education and earned a master's degree in educational leadership from NOVA Southeastern.
He has taught at the elementary and middle school level in Hillsborough as well as Polk County. He began his administrative experience as an assistant principal at Tomlin Middle School in Plant City and continued at the elementary level in Polk. As the new principal of Crystal Lake Elementary, he is excited to work with the amazing staff that is dedicated to the needs of the students. As the instructional leader, he strives to meet the high expectations set by state and district while providing support and guidance to bring about positive changes and raise student achievement.
A Lakeland native, Miss Perry began her career with the Polk Schools District in 2004. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Warner University and a Master’s Degree from National-Louis University. She has served as a Paraeducator, Teacher, and Title I Facilitator. Miss Perry fosters a belief that ALL students can learn, behave appropriately AND excel to higher academic achievement levels.