Kimberly A. Warfield, EdD
School Improvement Coach, Professional Learning
Kimberly believes teaching and learning is how we ensure that our society continues to evolve. This is our way of improving lives and leaving the world better than we found it. When working with others, it is Kimberly’s goal to not only encourage others but show and guide them toward achieving their greatest potential.
Kimberly Warfield has over 22 years of experience in education. She currently serves as an associate professor of instructional leadership, where she brings research best practices as well as practical experiences to the courses in preparing instructional leaders. Prior to working in higher education, Kimberly served as a high school and collegiate-level science teacher, assistant principal for curriculum and instruction, high school principal, and a state agency school improvement coach. Kimberly’s work as a school turnaround principal continues to drive her work in supporting, coaching, and mentoring school leaders and teachers. Her research agenda includes mentorship, transformational leadership, and multicultural education.
Mentoring and supporting school leaders is Kimberly’s passion. Her experience in educational leadership and administration and now as a professor have cultivated and prepared many candidates to successfully lead their own schools.
Kimberly earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Jackson State University. She earned her doctorate and educational specialist degrees in educational administration and leadership from Mississippi College.