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Kimberly Ann Rapp

Kimberly Ann RappKimberly Ann Rapp has taught science at Corona del Mar High School for 15 years. With her passion for the environment she started the schools AP Environmental Science in 2007. She encourages the students to look at the world around them and to appreciate the details that are often missed in our busy daily lives through trips to the Upper Newport Bay to determine the quality of the water in the local stream and to understand the different ecosystems that are present in the Back Bay. She has gotten her students involved in restoration projects within the Upper Newport Bay. The purpose of the restoration project was to restore local biodiversity in the area and to improve habitats for the organisms that live there. Students also worked with the Surfrider Foundation to collect and report bacteria counts for their Blue Water Task Force. She also participates in the annual reading of the AP Environmental Exam, which allows her to collaborate with teachers from across the country.

Kimberly is actively involved on campus as an advisor for Youth and Government, technology coordinator and a member of the site leadership team. She designs lessons to connect students’ lives to the global world around them. This enables them to see how what they learn in school can connect to their everyday lives.

Kimberly graduated from California State University Long Beach with a degree in BS in Biology with an option in Zoology. She also received her MS in Education Technology from Walden University.