Kim Wilson

Name: Kim Wilson
Title: Director, Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Institute
Education: M.F.A., Ceramics, Kent State University
M.A.T., University of Arkansas at Monticello
B.A., Craft/Art Entrepreneurship, Trinity College
B.A., Studio Art, Winthrop University
Office: 151 McLaurin Hall
Phone: 803/323-2455
E-mail: wilsonki@winthrop.edu
Area(s): Visual Art education; Arts-Integration; Ceramics; Creativity; and Creativity-fostering teaching practices

Kim, an alumna of Winthrop University, returns after a twenty five year departure to devote her passion for arts education to the children of her home state. Her experience in arts education began in community education teaching adult and children's classes at Shelburne Craft School, University of Vermont, and Very Special Arts VT. Afterwards, she served as Director of Education at Pewabic Pottery, a historic Arts and Crafts era production pottery, in Detroit, MI, and Executive Director for Sawtooth School for Visual Arts in Winston-Salem, NC.

Over the last ten years, Kim has focused on public arts education. After only teaching four years, Kim was recognized as the 2012 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. Since that time she has transitioned into empowering all educators with creativity-fostering teaching practices, including arts-integration strategies through her work with Arkansas A+ Schools. Kim earned an Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership from Walden University, where she was bestowed the 2019 Leadership Excellence Award for distinguished scholarship and positive impact to the Walden community during the course of her graduate program.

In her new role as ABC Institute Director, Kim is eager to utilize all of her passion, belief, and experiences in art education to ensure all children in South Carolina have access to quality, sequential fine arts education.