Degrees and Certifications:
Standard Teaching Certificate: 7-12 Grade Math, 4-8 Generalist, ESL Master's degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago Bachelor's degree in Human Resources from Lewis University
Mrs. Kim Coppens
I was born and raised in Illinois, and completed my education through master's degree level. I married my college sweetheart Jim and we will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this December. We've raised three children together. Our oldest daughter Jenna is completing her master's degree from University of North Texas and serves as an ESL English Teacher in Irving ISD. Our son Jon is a junior Finance major at the University of Texas-Austin in McComb's College of Business. Our youngest daughter Kayla is a senior in high school, preparing to attend University of Mary Hardin-Baylor to study Nursing.
During my married life, I have lived in Paris, France and Minnesota before moving to Texas in 2013. So, I understand firsthand what it feels like to live in a country where I don't know the language and there are very different cultural norms. I welcome my ELL students, hoping to help them successfully transition and thrive in America. I love being a Math Teacher at Huffines Middle School and encouraging my students to become the best they can be. My proudest teaching moments are when students realize the accomplishment of passing the Math STAAR for the first time!