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Kimberly Sterne

Owner & Education Advocate

Hi, I’m Kimberly!  Just like you, I’m a busy parent with kids in school.  I know how difficult it can be for parents, especially if your child is struggling in school.  Many parents feel helpless or frustrated with the process. 

Walking into a big meeting at school can be overwhelming and cause a great deal of anxiety.  Why not bring an expert with you to your meeting?  Someone who knows your child’s background and is prepared to advocate for your child’s unique needs.  No more sleepless nights worrying about your meeting.  No more feeling like everyone in the room knows more than you.  Feel confident knowing Your Education Advocate has your child’s best interests in mind and will facilitate the entire process to get the results you need.

About Me

As a former special education teacher in the public school systems of Alaska and Arizona, Kimberly has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to navigate the school system.  She has written and revised hundreds of Individualized Education Program (IEPs). She has fought for and  brought countless resolutions to disputes between families and school districts. 

Through extensive yearly professional development,  she stays up-to-date on current special education regulations.  She collaborates with the best, private neuropsychologists, psychologists,  speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and board certified behavior analysts in Arizona. 

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Qualifications & Experience

Education & Training

  • Mary Lou Fulton School of Education, Arizona State University
  • BA degree in Special Education
  • Inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
  • Wrightslaw Special Education Advocacy Training Program
  • National COPAA Conference

Qualifications

  • Vast experience and knowledge in special education eligibility process
  • Extensive knowledge in the IEP process
  • Expert in extended school year qualifications
  • Extensive experience writing S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • Skilled case management
  • Provided training to parent support groups at Decoding Dyslexia Arizona and Pillar Child Development

Experience

  • 6 years as special education resource teacher
  • 6 years as special education inclusion teacher
  • 6 years as a special education case manager
  • 3 years teaching highly effective executive functioning skills

Certificates

  • Held k-12 certification for special education
  • Endorsed certificate in learning disabilities
  • Endorsed certificate in Structured English Immersion
Number of States Teaching Certified
Years in Special Education
Families Assisted

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Raving Reviews

What Parents Are Saying

Kim was absolutely amazing.  She accompanied us to meetings with our son’s teachers, principals and administrators to ensure that our son was given every opportunity possible to succeed.

Kim not only exceeded our expectations, but she went the extra mile by advocating on our behalf."

Darnell & Antranette

Peoria, Arizona

"Kim has been a part of our team now for 6 years. She is incredibly knowledgeable, skilled and talented. Kim has played an immense role in our child’s successes not only academically, but socially & emotionally due to her advocacy, wisdom and expertise in all areas. She is able to look at the child as a whole, and piece by piece help bridge any gap.

She helps educate, support and guide the parents and school in a positive manner and is a true team leader. Kim has helped us as parents not only understand the daunting process of IEP meetings and terminology, but has helped alleviate the stress of the whole process. She is dependable, confident, and trustworthy. Kim is a tremendous asset to our team and family.

She is encouraging and has given us hope for our child’s future. Kim has been a blessing and we feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with her year after year."

Tara Hatfield

Litchfield, Arizona

"Dealing with the stress of the complex and emotionally challenging process of getting our son the help and services that he needed for his dyslexia was exhausting. We didn’t know what to do or where to turn. A friend recommended seeking an educational advocate and referred us to Kimberly.

It was one the best decisions that my husband and I made for our son. Kimberly is a very dedicated and supportive advocate with a strong commitment to children’s rights. She has a strong knowledge of local and state laws and rights for children and families. She is also very educated in regards to evidence based practices…what works and what does not.

No one should try to navigate educational services and school bureaucracy without an advocate. We didn't fully know our rights and repeatedly had the wool pulled over our eyes. The school were experts at making us believe that our son was making progress, which indeed he was not! When we hired Kimberly we were able to gain control back. She not only helped us stand our ground and fight for our son, but she truly understood what we needed to be fighting for (even when we didn't). I only wish we had found her sooner.

Kimberly is not only fabulous at being an advocate, fighting for children and families, but she is also a very beautiful person with a huge and helpful heart!!  Do not make the same mistake that we did and wait to hire her.

Do it NOW, you will not be disappointed!  I truly can't say enough good things about Kimberly!"

Jennifer Kennedy

Phoenix, Arizona

"Because of Kimberly, we now… have a proper IEP Plan in place. I would not have been able to do this without Kimberly Sterne. She not only understood my daughter’s rights, she was able to guide me through the process and meet with school administration every step of the way. She was able to see the holes and gross neglect within the system and put the pieces together so we could have the correct plan and recommendations for my daughter. There is no way to know your rights, as well as what your child needs, and hiring the right Advocate for your child is essential. My Husband, Family  and I are greatly indebted to Kimberly Sterne. She is a bulldog, but graceful and brilliant. Thank you"

Kim Dillon

Scottsdale, AZ

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