Kim Day is a demonstrated transformational leader, building a network of innovative schools serving 2000 students on the south side of Chicago from the ground up. Kim is an experienced builder of effective collaborative, cross-functional teams allowing for the creation of robust systems of support across academics, operations, staff support and board governance. Kim partnered successfully with civic leaders, philanthropists, community leaders, teachers, school leaders and families, meeting multimillion-dollar annual fundraising goals. Kim is a catalyst for positive change, building innovative and replicable models resulting in extraordinary improvement in students’ achievement and the expansion of students’ opportunities.
Kim is the Co-founder and past Chief Education Officer of Perspectives Charter Schools. Perspectives Charter Schools was among the first charter school in Illinois and currently operates four public schools in Chicago serving students in grades 6-12. Perspectives received national recognition for its “A Disciplined Life® Education Model” from several national and local foundations including New Schools Venture Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, and a Dissemination Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Kim has spoken across the country on A Disciplined Life Education Model, developing deliberate school culture, college completion work, and successful urban secondary education.
Kim Day earned her master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kim is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and was also a recipient of the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago Fellowship.