Superintendent Stamford Public Schools Earl Kim
Earl Kim became Superintendent of Stamford Public Schools in July 2016. Most recently, Mr. Kim served as Head of School, Kamehameha Schools – Kapālama, and prior to that as Superintendent of Schools in Montgomery Township New Jersey from 2008 to 2012, and in Verona Township New Jersey from 2003 to 2008.
Mr. Kim grew up in Hawaiʻi. He graduated from Cornell University, with a Bachelor of Art degree in History. He was subsequently commissioned a lieutenant of Marines where he served for four years. In 1988, through the Alternate Route Program, he began teaching and coaching in Trenton, N.J. He left his position in Trenton to attend the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, where he graduated with a Master of Public Affairs degree. Again, through the Alternate Route Program, he became a teacher, an assistant principal, and principal in a number of New Jersey school districts before his first role as superintendent. He was a Founding Member and Trustee of the Foundation Academy Charter School in Trenton, N.J. from 2006 through 2012, and a Founding Member of the New Jersey Network of Superintendents.
Mr. Kim has earned the following awards and recognitions: New Jersey Best Practices, New Jersey School Boards Association, New Jersey Star Schools, National Blue Ribbon Schools, and New Jersey Principal of the Year.