Kim BairDirector of Admission and Financial Aid
At WES Since: 1987
What is your favorite thing about being part of the WES community?
The WES community has been my second family from the beginning.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
“Treat others as you want to be treated and believe in yourself.”
I was born and raised in the Washington, DC, area. I graduated from Clemson University with a B.A. in Education and a certification in Learning Disabilities. Most recently I received a CAEP certification (certificate for admission and enrollment management professionals) from AISAP, and in partnership with Vanderbilt Peabody College. This is my 30th year working at WES as a teacher and administrator. I first began in the classroom as a faculty member, and after 22 years in the classroom, I moved to the Office of Admission as the director of admission and financial aid in 2014. With three grown children who attended four different independent schools and two universities, I have firsthand admission experience from a parent’s perspective, too. I loves to travel and spend time with my family and my dog, Tillman. My husband, Jim, and I have been married for 32 years, raised three awesome kids, and live in Bethesda.