South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Directory

Kimberly J. Simms


SCAD Designations

SCAC Verified Teaching Artist



  • Theatre
  • Literature

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate


Put POETRY BANG in your classroom with a POETRY SLAM, haiku battle, or tableau poem. Be amazed at the rich narratives, strong imagery, and figurative language that your students produce, using Kimberly’s unique Poetic Language Generator! Or stomp, clap, and snap your student’s attention as they have a blast bringing POETRY ALIVE! Assemblies available too! Help students improve their vocabulary across a variety of core subjects! Every child can write! Kimberly is a certified SC teacher, a published poet, a poetry slam champion, and the 2016 Teaching Artist of the Year for Greenville County. Kimberly offers the following: Research-based creative writing; Offering vocabulary building activities to create a context for Social Studies and Science; The Writing Process as explained by a published author; Figurative language and imagery scaffolding for every level of writer; Writing for inclusion and special education classes, as well as ESOL students; Brain breaks and tableau theater activities to help students focus, explore their creativity, as well as how to access prior knowledge and make inferences.