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New associate general manager at Eight

August 07, 2009

Kelly McCullough, the general manager of Eight-KAET has announced the appointment of Kimberly Flack as associate general manager of educational initiatives at Eight.  Flack’s responsibilities will include heading up ASSET (Arizona School Services through Educational Technology), Eight’s education outreach unit. Pre K-12 students across Arizona benefit from outreach programs and educator professional development distributed by ASSET.

Flack has been part of the ASSET professional development team since 2001.  She was in charge of educational outreach to PreK-12 schools and districts across Northern Arizona, including the Navajo Reservation.  In 2004, she relocated to the Phoenix area to join the ASSET leadership team at Eight.  She has served as the primary contact for the National PBS TeacherLine and PBS Teachers projects and collaborates on grant projects funded by Qwest and other foundations.

"Kimberly's accomplishments as part of the ASSET team have contributed to the growth and success of this valuable program," McCullough says. "Her background and experience make her uniquely qualified to help Eight grow our community outreach and educational technology initiatives."

 Currently, Flack serves as a board member on the Southwest Maricopa First Things First Regional Council and the Arizona eLearning Task Force.  She is involved with the Children’s Challenge Speakers’ Bureau with Valley of the Sun United Way and serves on the Helios Professional Advisory Council and Rio Salado College Early Childhood Advisory Committee. 

She has served as a volunteer board member to AzTEA (Arizona Technology in Education Alliance), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) local affiliate organization, and served as statewide board president in 2005-2006.  She received the ISTE “Making it Happen” award in 2006 for her innovative work with teachers and technology.

Flack has a Master of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in History and Special Education from Northern Arizona University.  She taught high school for 10 years with the Flagstaff Unified School District and received grant funding and recognition for the special education department through two national U.S. Department of Education research efforts with the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Minnesota.