1737 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40505-1600
P: 859-257-4836 / F: 859-323-1750

Kimberly Zeidler-Watters


Kim received a bachelor's degree in education from West Liberty State College. She became an elementary/middle school science teacher in Maryland. While teaching she pursued a masters degree in science education from Loyola College and worked for a year as a teacher in residence at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), training and working with astronomers from all over the world on outreach activities and strategies for working with K-12 teachers and students. Kim has worked at the University of Kentucky for nine years as a Resource Collaborative Director with the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (ARSI). For the past three years she has continued to train and support the work of the Regional Teacher Partners and has partnered with them to design the outreach activities that fall under PIMSER and are available to districts across the Commonwealth. Kim is currently pursuing a doctorate through UK in teacher leadership.

Diane Johnson

Assistant Director

Diane has a bachelor's and a master's degree in biology and a master's degree in administration. She is currently a doctoral student in science education. Diane was a classroom teacher for 25 years in high school science. She was a teacher partner in ARSI and a Regional Teacher Partner for 12 years. Diane specializes in K-12 science and science education, content literacy strategies, inquiry instruction, science curriculum, assessment, concept development, integration of math and science, analysis of student work and mentoring.

Jessica Eaton

Administrative Staff Officer

Originally from Michigan, Jessica worked as an event coordinator at Grand Valley State University for 3 years while obtaining her bachelor's degree in biology. She moved to Kentucky in 2005 and began working for the UK Alumni Association, planning all events that took place in the King Alumni House on campus. Jessica joined the PIMSER staff in October 2007 as the conference coordinator, where she coordinated the event logistics of the numerous workshops that PIMSER conducts each year around Kentucky. Now her role involves managing PIMSER finances, grants, contract work, and conducting the business functions of the PIMSER office.

Sarah Steen

Administrative Support Associate

Sarah joined the PIMSER team in November 2007 and assists the Conference Coordinator with event logistics and preparation. She is a 2004 graduate of UK and has been employed at the university for three years. In her previous positions at the Alumni Association and James W. Stuckert Career Center she was responsible for event planning and logistics, thus making her a good fit with the PIMSER team. She looks forward to using her skills in planning of future PIMSER events.

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