Delaware Teacher of the Year Kimberly Hee Stock is Today’s Honoree

Kimberly Hee Stock is a published author and an English language arts and English-learner (EL) teacher at McKean High School in Wilmington, Delaware. She teaches Advanced Placement literature and 11th-grade English language arts, and her team manages language-acquisition plans for more than 160 EL students in grades 9 through 12. Stock led and executed programs and curricula serving more students with rigorous, grade-level material – resulting in 100 percent of McKean High’s EL seniors graduating in 2020. She has presented her teaching strategies at the PENN Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages conference at Temple University.

In addition to her career as a teacher, Stock was the administrator of an education non-profit, the Claymont Community Center, where she secured partnerships with school districts, other non-profits, and local agencies to create a new, adult basic education and GED program. During her tenure there, the center’s adult English as a Second Language program more than doubled the number of immigrant students served.

Stock earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Nebraska and her first Master of Science degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania, where she researched the recruitment and retention of teachers and administrators of color. She holds a second Master of Arts degree in teaching English as a second language from the University of Delaware, where her work resulted in a proposed curriculum for a Methods of Teaching ELs course for all new Delaware teachers.

As an advocate for students, Stock is also a district Diversity Champion; she has spoken on panels and social justice committees, has led professional learning programs on diversity, and empowers student leadership through her school’s Student Voices and Cultural Celebrations advisories. Kimberly was also just elected to the Brandywine School District as a board member.

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