Kimberly Root has more than 30 years of experience in the communications, marketing, and public relations fields. She has served both public and private sector employers, most recently as the Executive Director of Communications, School Safety and Strategic Initiatives for Huron Valley Schools in Oakland County Michigan for the past 10 years. During her tenure the school district has implemented systemic improvements within her areas of responsibility, including a website rebuild. Ms. Root led the 2019 campaign for HVS’ Bond and Sinking Fund initiative, generating more than $200 million for capital projects. Both questions won by more than 70 percent margins. Kim's roles also included spokesperson for HVS, guiding a full communications team, as well as partnering with the school superintendent on all communication regarding district management.
Prior to her employment with Huron Valley Schools, Root consulted with the Livingston Educational Services Agency, DeWitt Public Schools, Redford Union Schools and St. Johns Public Schools. In the private sector, Root served in leadership roles with BioPort Corporation and the Michigan Education Association.
Most recently, Root has been invited to present to the 2021 Michigan Association of School Board’s Annual Leadership Conference.