October Faculty Honor Goes to Johanek

September 30, 2016

Kim Johanek, who is the lead faculty for College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Connecting With Ideas (CWID) classes, has been selected as the October Faculty of the Month for the College.  

Johanek was nominated by a colleague who shared, in part, the following things that she appreciates about her: “Kim always seeks input from fellow faculty and tries to build consensus. She speaks with kindness and is thoughtful in her approach to building new material for the CWID program. Kim was instrumental in developing CWID courses at CWI. She has trained numerous faculty on how to use Taskstream (a cloud-based assessment tool).”

Johanek is currently working towards her doctoral degree. She has been with CWI since the College’s first semester, originally as an adjunct in Sociology and now in CWID. Johanek says she loves that she is involved with something that has real and lasting impact on students that goes beyond their time at CWI.

She says she has six kids; her children, Natalie and Hunter, her border collie Dooley, and three cats. Outside of CWI, Johanek is the co-chair for the Treasure Valley Education Partnership in the “Beyond School” initiative. She is also a member of the South East Boise Rotary that oversees their foreign exchange program. In her free time Johanek likes to enjoy the lake and outdoors of McCall.

Please join in congratulating Kim on receiving this recognition.