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                                   Kimberly Feehan-Ponte

  • Certified Reading Specialist

  • Kindergarten teacher and tutor for 28 years

  • Creator of Reading Products: App Dudley's Ditties (Read to Succeed); Sound It Out CD; Fun with Letters and Sounds workbook

  • Creator of Dudley the Reading Dog

  • Creator of Dudley's Ditties Reading Express Youtube channel

  • MA in Education

  • MA in Education Leadership

  • Administration Certification

  • Governor's Teacher Recognition Recipient in 1995, 2003, & 2010

  • Teacher of the Year 2013


Kimberly Feehan-Ponte has been a kindergarten teacher and tutor for twenty-eight years. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education. She has a MA in Education and a MA in Educational Leadership. She is a certified Reading Specialist. Clearly, education is an integral part of Kim's life!  She believes that success in reading is the cornerstone to all educational success. Because this is so important to Kim, she felt compelled to open her own reading camp, Kimber's Reading Express, in 2010.

Kim's three R's are:   Rhythm, Rhyme, and Repetition.  Through her many years of experience with a wide variety of readers, Kim has found that songs, rhymes and fun, are the keys for her students to remain motivated and to achieve success.
She uses the onset-rime approach when teaching students to read.  

Kimberly formulated her own "ditties" to insure that her students have fun while learning how to read and decode words. She decided that today's "digital natives" would benefit from an educational and fun way to learn difficult word families.  Kim has created, "Dudley's Ditties...Read to Succeed" computer game & app, Dudley's Ditties Reading Express you tube channel, and "Sound It Out" song CD to assist emergent readers, English Language Learners, and those with learning disabilities.

Kimberly Feehan-Ponte is the owner of Kimber’s Tots. She has been an early childhood educator for the past 29 years. As a kindergarten teacher, in the Hawthorne School District since 1991, she has shaped the lives of many students. She believes that these formative years are the “building blocks” of a child’s future.

Kimberly has received accolades in teaching in 1995, 2003, and 2013.  As a lifelong learner, Kimberly believes that knowledge is power. She has a principal certificate, MA in Education, and a MA in Educational Leadership. Additionally, she is a reading specialist which was the impetus for the creation of Kimber’s Reading Express in 2010. Her literacy camps, tutoring service, app, animated videos on you tube, and workbooks are some of her educational accomplishments.

Kimberly’s contagious enthusiasm, rhythmic chants, and passion for teaching are the secrets to motivating children to love learning. These quintessential elements will be the driving force in each of her classrooms at Kimber’s Tots! She is thrilled about this new endeavor and looks forward to becoming a partner in your child’s education and everyday happiness.  A true advocate for children, Kimberly Feehan-Ponte always puts students’ needs at the forefront and will ensure they reach their fullest potential.

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