Kimberly Pollini joined the Meridian staff in August 2017 as the K-5 Primary School Music Teacher. Kimberly received her bachelor's degree in Music from Austin College in North Texas. She has also completed graduate studies in vocal pedagogy and music education from Southwest Texas State and is certified in K-12 music education. Kimberly has worked as a music educator for the past 11 years in both elementary and middle schools in the Austin area and has completed MYP training in categories 1 and 2 through those experiences. She believes that a teacher can only be as effective as the extent of love they possess for the subject they are teaching, and she wants to instill that love in her students and share the opportunities that she received from her former teachers. Her goal is to validate the importance of music to human development, fostering intellectual development, and cultivating creativity of the mind and passion of the soul. She has completed Category 1 IB-PYP training.