Dr. Kim K. Finch


Counseling Leadership and Special Ed

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Counseling Leadership and Special Ed
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810



  • EdD, 1991, University of Missouri
  • Specialist in Educational Administration, 1987, Missouri State University
  • MS, Guidance and Counseling, 1983, Missouri State University
  • BS, English Education, 1979, Missouri State University


  • EAD 788 Action Research
  • EAD 795 Capstone
  • EAD 786 Supervision
  • EAD 785 Legal and Ethical Contexts

Research and professional interests

  • Research and educational leadership development
  • Principal leadership

Awards and honors

  • MSU Young Alumni Award
  • Advisory Council for the Bulletin, an NASSP Publication
  • Leadership Springfield- Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • “Outstanding Young Alumni” Missouri State University
  • “95 to Watch in 95” Springfield Magazine
  • Featured in Springfield Magazine  -“Kim Finch Harbinger of the Middle School Revolution Here” May 1994
  • “Star Catcher Award” District Award Presented by Dr. Jack Ernst
  • Top 10 MAP School in State of Missouri (8 years)
  • Accomplished & Outstanding School Recognition – Pershing School
  • Mentor to New District Principals - Annually
  • Gifted Educator Award – Phelps Center for the Gifted
  • Grand Worthy Advisor of Missouri – Order of the Rainbow for Girls (sponsored by Masonic and Eastern Star Lodges)