Deanna M. Kim, M.Ed.
Deanna Kim is an Educational Therapist specializing in academic coaching and math interventions. Currently she provides her services at Summit Center, Walnut Creek and at The Athenian School, Danville. Deanna’s passion is to empower adolescents to grow in executive functioning skills through collaborating with parents, for which she coined the term T.O.P.S.© skills (Time Management, Organization, Planning, and Self-Understanding). For math support, Deanna uses Making Math Real methodology and demonstrates how learning math is another way to develop T.O.P.S. skills. Prior to joining Summit Center, she worked as a classroom teacher and learning specialist. Deanna graduated with a B.A. from UC Berkeley, an M.A. from University of San Francisco, and an Educational Therapy Certification from Holy Names University. A lifelong learner at her core, she continues to set goals and build sustainable habits. One of Deanna’s recent personal accomplishments is doing a handstand, and she is the blessed mother of twin boys.
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