Kim Dawson

Special Education Preschool Teacher

Hello, my name is Kim Dawson! I am one of the special education preschool teachers for Cougar Cubs. I graduated from Black Hawk East College with an Associates of Arts, Western Illinois University with a Bachelors in Psychology, and I am currently attending the University of Indianapolis online to receive my special education license, a masters degree, and Directors license. I have been working with children with various abilities for around 10 years. I am a huge supporter of inclusion. Not only do I strive to promote inclusion in the classroom but also inclusion amongst the students. I love seeing peers support, help, and guide each other. This aids in their development in communication skills, becoming leaders, and builds relationships. I actively encourage the children to work, play, and socialize with each other. When I’m not in the classroom you can find me on the basketball court coaching youth players or on the farm with livestock. I live in Greenfield with my husband, Tyler and our toddler son, Ryland.