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Hello, my name is Kim Pulvino and I am very excited to be joining the New Albany Primary School Team, as a third grade Intervention Specialist! I completed both my Undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Nazareth College in Pittsford, NY. Before starting my family, I taught for 8 years as a Reading and Intervention Specialist for 3rd - 5th graders, in Upstate NY. While I took a few years off to raise my two daughters, I worked part time for Dreams on Horseback. Dreams is a not-for-profit organization that works with children to adults with physical and cognitive challenges. There I helped to develop and foster their school age Equine facilitated learning programs. For the last two years I have been a long term substitute in New Albany, at both the Primary and Intermediate buildings, as an Intervention Specialist in 2-4 grades.
I am extremely passionate about teaching! As an educator I love to be creative with my lessons plans; giving my students multiple ways to learn, such as with hands-on activities. I enjoy making connections with my students and building positive relationships, in which they feel comfortable taking risks to grow as individuals with their own learning.
Outside of teaching I love to spend time with my family. My husband and I have two daughters, Libby (11) and Georgia (8), both whom attend New Albany Plain Local Schools. We have two dogs, Cooper and Finn and a cat, named Oliver. We all enjoy going for bike rides, walking the dogs, swimming at the pool, trying new restaurants and traveling to new places.
I look forward to meeting all of you and to seeing you around New Albany!