Kim Van Es

Kim Van Es has been an English educator for over 25 years, most recently at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She regularly presents at conferences affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of English, often on the irresistible subject of grammar.

Kim has a passion for using words well, an aspiration she pursues as a freelance writer and editor. As chair of the Democratic Central Committee in the most conservative county in Iowa (Sioux), she believes that dialogue among those who differ can be both honestly robust and completely civil. Kim is known to groan when she reads or hears irresponsible discourse—discourse that is inaccurate, mean-spirited, convoluted or verbose. Of course, as a fallen human being, she succumbs to these verbal traps herself. 

Kim is the mother of two adult children and lives in Sioux Center, Iowa with her husband Jerry.