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Podcast Episode 2

Episode 2: Social Emotional Learning and its Important Role in Career Readiness

In this episode, Spencer chats with Chi Kim, CEO of PureEdge, Inc. Pure Edge, Inc. (PEI) provides direct service to organizations through professional development and strategy thought partnership. PEI also supports organizations that advance the work of whole child development and social and emotional learning. PEI has served more than 35,000 educators in over 85 school districts, state agencies, and non-profit organizations across the United States and its territories. PEI aims to support the health and wellness of educators and support staff who serve our nation’s most important asset, children and young people

Chi was named Chief Executive Officer in March 2018 after serving as Chief Strategy & Operations Officer since 2016. Prior to joining Pure Edge, Inc., she was a California school superintendent. She also served as a school principal, teacher, and leadership coach as well as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is co-founder of the Teaching Garden program that was adopted by the American Heart Association to support heart health through school gardens.

She earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Ed. from UCLA, a Tier I Administrative Services credential from California State University, Dominguez Hills, Tier II Administrative Services credential from Loyola Marymount University, XPT Performance Breathing Certification and Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Certification. She is mom to three wonderful girls and resides in the greater Boston area.

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The "Career Readiness for All" podcast is presented by the Coalition for Career Development (CCD) Center, a national think-tank committed to making career readiness the first priority of American education and dedicated to transforming career development through priorities including education reform, research initiatives, stakeholder engagement and more. Join us each month as we speak with different subject matter experts on the topic of career readiness.

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