Mrs. Sills and her family moved Asheville 7 years ago and they love living in the mountains of WNC! Kimberly is married to Mike Sills who works at Intel Corporation. They have 2 children, Connor and McKenzie, and a dog. Cooper, the dog, is a 3 year old Vizsla and loves having his ears rubbed, treats, and long car rides.
Mrs. Sills heard about the APCS teaching opportunity through her adviser at UNC - Asheville and met Mrs. Miller and members of the teaching team the next day. She was thrilled to get the offer to teach math and enjoys every moment with the precious students. Before moving to Asheville, Mrs. Sills was the Director for University Programs for Intel Corporation. In this role, she was able to work with top universities around the globe on curriculum and student programs. In addition to her teaching degree, Mrs. Sills has a degree in Engineering from Clemson, an MPH from Johns Hopkins and an MBA from the University of Washington.
In addition to working with APCS, Mrs. Sills substitutes with the Buncombe County schools and is the founder of Golden Ratio Math Tutor and Test Prep. This gives her a great perspective on what these schools are teaching and she supplements her teaching with curriculum requirements from state. Having this insight into many middle schools in the country, Mrs.Sills has come to appreciate how well the APCS students are prepared for math and amazed by the number sense and ability of each student to do math in their head or without grabbing a calculator right away. It is so much fun to put really challenging brain teasers in front of the students and watch them work together to reason through and solve the problems. Mrs. Sills would love to see the critical thinking skills of her students to continue to grow as they progress through their academic career and into life settings.
When Mrs. Sills is not a APCS, she can be found chasing her children and enjoying sports and auto cross with them. She also enjoys skiing, snowboarding, cycling and hiking. in WNC.