To all of Kim’s family,
You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. I first met Kim when I was Annie’s preschool teacher. I was just starting to teach at BOCES. Kim made such an impression on me. As a young mother who adored Annie, she wanted only to do what was best for her. With the births of Kim and Eddie her love and devotion to her family grew. Over the years her confidence and skills grew to impressive strengths. I was absolutely delighted when Kim chose to share her skills with our students and work in our preschool program. She was an advocate for our students and a tremendous support for the classroom. One summer the preschool program was expanding, and setting up a new classroom in Hilton. Furniture and materials were being delivered, but we hadn’t been able to hire a teacher. As I started trying to organize the room for the start of school, Kim and Annie showed up. They both volunteered their time for two days. The classroom was ready and welcoming on the first day of school, when a brand new teacher started his career at BOCES. Both he and I were so grateful for the support.
I hope your grief is lightened a little, as you think of her with pride. You were the most important part of her life, but she was strong enough to share her love with many others. She touched the lives of so many children. She will be remembered and missed.
Wishing peace to all of you,
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I had a blast working with Kim at BOCES2. We had a conference day and something during that conference a reference to fish was mentioned, wish I could remember the story behind it. I was working with her in preschool at the time and after that day talking about the fish, we then came into work and every Friday there was some type of fish item in our mailboxes. I often think of her when I am dusting the glass fish that is in my teacup cabinet which was one of the fish items. She will be missed by many, but know that she touched many of us with her kind and beautiful heart. Rest in peace my friend.
I remember Kim as a very caring and supportive teacher aide at BOCES 2.
I know that she influenced many children there and helped greatly with their education.
I am sorry to learn of her passing and know that she is in God's loving arms.