¡Buenos días! I am Kim Bishop and I teach Spanish III, IV, V and Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture. In addition, I teach a middle school art class, Drawing and Collage. I am also the Spanish Department Head and I am in charge of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Program here. I was the founder and first director of the Dutch Dance program at Black River. I have been at this school for 22 years. Before coming to Black River I taught at a private K-12 school in the United States Virgin Islands, a small parochial school near Traverse City and a boarding school in Leelanau County, Michigan. I hold a Master’s Degree in the Arts of teaching from Aquinas College and a Bachelor’s degree from Hope College. My interests in life and college are wide ranging and led me to earn certifications in Spanish, art, history and teaching. My hobbies include family history research, reading and painting. Holland has been my home for many years which allows me to be active in the outdoors. I enjoy biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, scuba diving and boating. Over the years I have traveled all over the world with my husband, Ryan. I’ve shared my love of travel with students on trips to England, Italy, France, Spain, Costa Rica, Morocco and the Virgin Islands. Closer to home I have taken students to the Smokey Mountains, the Rocky Mountains and several camping trips to the Upper Peninsula.