Our Early Education Specialists
Kim Parker arrived in Jackson Hole Wyoming in 1989 for “one ski season”. One ski season quickly became one summer season and then another ski season and the rest is history. Kim spent the first 4 years of her career in Jackson Hole as a lead teacher at a local childcare program, a substitute teacher for the Teton County School District and nanny-ing for local families. In1993 Kim settled in as the head early childhood educator and program director at Pumpkin Patch Preschool. She added a Summer Camp program that quickly became a popular summer option for both local residents and guests to Teton County. For three decades, Kim has been a leader in early childhood best practices servicing hundreds of preschoolers. Developmentally appropriate activities are the foundation of the curriculum she has cultivated. Kim has mentored other teachers and early education entrepreneurs, setting them up for success in their own classrooms and programs. Her current and previous volunteer work includes Girl Scout Leader for two troops, Elementary School room mother, Lacrosse Manager, Skating Club of Jackson Hole board, Wyoming Early Childhood Association regional representative, Teton County Childcare Association and the Board of Director’s for The Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community in Wilson. Kim grew up in Vermont and has two adult daughters. She lives in Jackson, WY with her husband.