Dr. Kim Richardson

Meet Dr. Kim

Dr. Kim is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the chief strategic consultant for Richardson Coaching and Consulting LLC, and is currently the Organizational Development Coordinator for Hampton City Schools in Virginia. Additionally, she serves as president-elect for the Virginia Learning Forward Board of Directors and is a member of the VASCD Conference Committee.

In her current role, she coordinates and delivers professional learning on instruction, coaching, and leadership for school and division-level staff. She loves to bring to life her findings on leadership, identity, and development from her dissertation: leaders, especially coaches, are recruited and developed! In her prior role as Title I Instructional Coordinator, Dr. Kim created the district’s instructional coaching program and was featured in Jim Knight’s book Focus on Teachers. Prior, she served as elementary school principal, technology curriculum instructional specialist, and elementary classroom teacher. Dr. Kim loves spending time with her three sons and her husband as well as teaching Zumba® fitness classes and dancing all of her cares away!

Since 2014, she has supported individuals and organizations in the education industry in meeting their goals in a variety of capacities. She is currently the Organizational Development Coordinator for Hampton City Schools; she coordinates and delivers professional learning for teachers, school and district administrators, specialists, and instructional coaches in the areas of leadership, instruction, supervision, and coaching.


  • Virginia Board of Education, Postgraduate Professional License: Administration & Supervision (K-12), Early Childhood (PK-4), English (6-12)

  • International Coaching Federation, Professional Certified Coach, September 2018


  • Doctor of Philosophy: Educational Leadership, 2019 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA

  • Master of Education: Administration and Supervision, 2005 University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

  • Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood/English Arts, 1995 Hampton University, Hampton, VA