As a principal of an elementary school and as a mother of two children I am continuously impressed and inspired by the work my own children are doing at the Scholars Academy. Both of my children have greatly benefited from the intensive instructional support and personal motivation provided so lovingly…read more

At the Scholars’ Academy, students will acquire the
skills needed to achieve academic success.

Mrs. Azizi’s Bio

Kim Azizi


University of California, Irvine

Master of Arts in Education

Professional Clear Multiple Subjects Credential with CLAD

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Lund University, Sweden

Courses taken in Swedish Language and Cultural Studies



Scholars’ Academy , Aug.2010 – Present

Writing Teacher


Tustin Unified School District,  2002- 2010

Peters Canyon Elementary

Classroom Teacher 2nd, 3rd and 5th Grade

Veeh Elementary School

Summer School Teacher, 5th Grade


Irvine Unified School District,  2001- 2002

Meadow Park, Santiago Hills, and Turtle Rock Elementary

Student Teacher 2nd and 4th Grade




  • Certificate in Differentiated Instruction (G.A.T.E.)
  • Irvine Math Project (I.M.P.)
  • RTI (Response to Instruction)
  • Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (B.T.S.A.) Support Provider
  • California Association for the Gifted (C.A.G.) Conferences Attendee
  • Guided Language Acquisition Design (G.L.A.D.)
  • Smartboard/Notebook training
  • Junior Great Books Training
  • UCI Writing Project Annual Conference
  • Six Traits of Writing Staff Development
  • Professional Development Courses/Workshops through University of California, San Diego
  • Houghton Mifflin Reading/Language Arts Training
  • Beckman Science Training
  • TUSD Professional Development Workshops
  • Classroom Management Training, Rick Morris
  • Systematic English Language Development
  • Dibels (Reading Assessment) Training
  • Running Records (Reading Assessment) Training
  • Traveling all over the world: studying abroad, visiting schools, tutoring, and getting to know and understand other cultures


  • Principal’s Leadership Team
  • Grade Level Chairman
  • School Visionary Team
  • BTSA Support Provider
  • Author’s Tea Coordinator
  • Physical Education Committee for School
  • District Writing Site Representative
  • Quad-Mathalon Coach
  • Vertical Cluster Math Site Representative
  • Wellness Committee
  • Outdoor Education Science School
  • Talent Show Coordinator
  • 4th-5th Grade Volleyball Coach
  • Social Studies Subject Area Committee Member
  • RTI (Response to Instruction) Intervention Teacher


Professional Organizations:

  • The International Literacy Association



  • Teacher of the Year Nominee
  • Disney Teacher of the Year Nominee
  • California Distinguish School Participant
  • National Blue Ribbon School Participant
  • University of California, Irvine Awards : Cum Laude, Dean’s Honor List, Psi Chi National Honor Society,Golden Key National Honor Society, Honors Psychology Program, Who’s Who  Among College Students Award