Springwood School Announces The Hire Of Director Of Academics And Student LifeMay 5, 2021
Springwood School is pleased to announce Ms. Kimberly Baylis as its
new Director of K4-12 Academics. Ms. Baylis comes to Springwood
School from Christian Heritage School (CHS) in Trumbull, Connecticut.
Throughout her 17-years of service at CHS and her experience abroad,
Ms. Baylis has worked in numerous leadership roles, in the classroom,
and in extra-curricular activities, always providing support for colleagues,
students, and families.
A graduate of the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts,
she received her Master of Religious Education from Trinity Western
University, an Education Specialist Degree from Regent University, and is
currently working on her Doctor of Education from Regent University.
Fresh out of college, Ms. Baylis moved to Debrecen, Hungary, to teach English. She then served in Abbotsford, British Columbia as an instructor at Columbia Bible College. She would later benefit from her experience overseas when she served as the International Program Coordinator at HCS, launching a full-time international student program, tutoring, and teaching language classes, and overseeing the academic
progress of its international students.
Ms. Baylis’ nurturing nature and “can do” attitude encourages peers, engages her students, and athletes to grow and challenge themselves. Her most recent role as the Upper School Principal involved being the Academic Dean for students in K-12 grades and coaching the Swimming and Cross-Country teams.
As English Department Chair, Director of College Counseling, and Academic Counselor, she oversaw students’ academic studies and implemented new courses and curriculums, including developing a Writing Center program, mentored teachers, and planned standardized testing and assisting in the college application and acceptance processes.
In her spare time, Ms. Baylis enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling with family and friends. She is excited to be joining the Springwood School family and start exploring the Valley and Central Alabama, and Georgia.