Dr. Kimberly Matier is a 24-year veteran of education. As a teacher, teacher leader, and administrator, she has experience with eliminating disparities in outcomes. Dr. Matier entered administration to focus on school improvement and scaling student successes. During her career, she has served as the director of instruction, curriculum and assessment for Portland Public Schools, and later as the deputy chief academic officer for Minneapolis Public Schools. Before returning to PPS to serve as the Sr. Director of Professional Learning and Leadership Development, she worked as a regional superintendent working to address statewide achievement disparities. In her leadership roles, she has facilitated the development of district equity frameworks in addition to creating a continuum of professional learning services to meet diverse district and educator needs.