Hayin Kimner

Hayin Kimner
Hayin Kimner
Senior Policy and Research Fellow,
Policy Analysis for California Education, Stanford University

Hayin Kimner is an educational practitioner, researcher and evaluator, and policy advocate with a focus on community school systems and partnerships. Kimner served as a senior program director for the Opportunity Institute and has led the development of district-wide and citywide community school strategies for both the San Francisco Unified School District and the Emery Unified School District. Kimner currently works with organizations focused on advancing whole-child, equity research, policies, and practices. She received her PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Education.

updated 2021

Publications by Hayin Kimner
A Key Investment for COVID-19 Recovery
A healing-centered community school implements a whole child approach to teaching and learning to address the fundamental physiological and safety needs of students as central to their cognitive development and growth. Strengthening and sustaining…
The Path Towards Reimagining and Rebuilding Schools
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all students; however, its impact has been particularly devastating for students of color, students from low-income families, English learners, and other marginalized children and youth. As transmission rates…
A Foundation for Rebuilding to Support the Whole Child
Strong partnerships between schools and expanded learning programs lay the foundation for building stronger, more equitable support systems for children and their families. Building on prior investments in the expanded learning system, California’s…
Pivoting Amid COVID-19
The educators of Ayer Elementary in Fresno Unified School District began their continuous improvement journey in 2016. The stability of their underlying organizational conditions to engage in improvement work—a shared purpose, mutual trust,…