: #Repost from @rocktheschoolbells & @n8diggs
Thank you to everyone, especially Nate Diggs our Godfather of RTSB, and the RTSB family and Advisory board.
After ten years in building Rock The School Bells in the Bay Area with a team of dedicated, creative, and inspiring squad, I have decided to put forth my focus and energy in taking RTSB to the next level in developing safe and brave spaces for youth through Hip Hop education. Although, it's difficult to step back from RTSB, I'm equally excited to introduce the world to our new RTSB Coordinator who I've had the privilege to watch her grow into a transformative leader. I have the utmost confidence in her in bringing in fresh new insights and energy to take RTSB to new heights. World, this is Kim Davalos. Kim Davalos is a counselor at Skyline College and has been on the advisory board for Rock the School Bells since 2012. Kim is also on the faculty team for the CIPHER Learning Community and teaches the capstone leadership course. She received her Masters in Counseling in 2012 from SF State University. In the community, Kim is a creative without being able to even contain it! She involves and evolves herself currently through the art of spoken word and photography. As a Stockton, California native, Kim found her home within hip hop culture in high school and has guided much of her life, career, and love choices through the words of Lauryn Hill, The Roots, and Tribe Called Quest. As a Filipina-American, legacy is in her blood and bones and is looking forward to leading the next chapter of RTSB. Kim also wants to give a shout out to her grandma and parents. Please take the time to virtually congratulate her on her newest endeavor. #rocktheschoolbells #rtsbxi #hiphopiseducation #legacy