Adelaida Jiyun Kim


Adelaida is a 4th grade English Learners teacher at Walt Disney Magnet in Uptown, Chicago. She graduated from DePaul University with a BS in Elementary Education with Endorsement in Social Studies and a minor in ESL and Bilingual Education.

She piloted the College Readiness and Success Program in her school district and initiated a state-wide policy recommending tuition waivers for  EL/Bilingual teacher candidates.

Adelaida is a Golden Apple Scholar and Teach Plus Policy Fellow and is committed to teaching in schools of need in Illinois.  She is passionate about multilingual education and global citizenship.

Outside of the classroom, Adelaida enjoys yoga, golfing, and spending time with her cat Clementine.

Adelaida Jiyun Kim