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May 04, 2021

An Oak Hill Academy staff profile

Name: Kim Abraham, PE and Health Teacher

Join us as we sit down with our Lower School Physical Education and Health teacher who has helped over 250 people get appointments for the COVID Vaccine.

  1. What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

My favorite way to spend a day off is being with my family.  We spend a lot of time with my twin sister and her family, and that is pretty much who I am with when I am off.

2. What type of music are you into?

  I am into anything really. 

3. What was the best vacation you ever took and why?

The best vacation that I ever took was to Key West.  There were 10 of us who have been friends for over 20 years and we went for a friend’s wedding and had a great time. 

4. Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list and why?

  We have no plans to go anywhere far or long because it is too hard with kids and work and covid, but we take a lot of weekend trips to places that are in driving distance.   But with all of that aside, I think Costa Rica would be our next trip to take.

5. What are your hobbies, and how did you get into them?

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   Although I have way less time to dedicate towards playing sports, I still really enjoy being competitive and active, which obviously stems from always being involved with sports in some aspect of my life.  I love being outside.  I like to ride my bike and go kayaking.  I love to hike and camp.  I also love to cook and I spend a lot of time looking up fun, new recipes and trying them out.

6. What was your favorite age growing up?

  I have loved every age.  There is always something that you lose and gain from every phase you go through in life.  I used to hate change, but getting older and embracing change and all of the things that come with it is definitely fun.

7. Was the last thing you read?

I spend a lot of time reading up on things, but admittedly, I haven’t read a book in its entirety a while.  Can I say what my favorite book is?   The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.

8. Would you say you’re more of an extrovert or an introvert?

 I would say more of an extrovert, just because I love people and I am very social, but maybe a combination of both.  I love to talk, but I am not loud or very outspoken, and hate being the center of attention. 

9. What’s your favorite ice cream topping?

  I actually do not really like ice cream, or cake or cookies or things like that, but I am all in on salty stuff though.  Popcorn and chips are my favorite.  But, on the rare occasion that I do eat ice cream, it would be with peanut butter sauce and sprinkles.

10. What was the last TV show you binge-watched?

 My husband and I binge watched Ozark during quarantine, and loved it. 

11. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

  Pizza.  Definitely pizza.  I could eat it for every meal, every day and never be sick of it.

12. In the summer, would you rather go to the beach or go camping?

Tough one.  Those are two of my favorite things to do.  In the summer, I guess I choose the beach. There are too many bugs camping in the summer, and for that reason, we usually go in the spring and fall.

13. What’s one thing that can instantly make your day better?

           My kids.  But if they are in a bad mood, then coffee.

14. You’re married with 2 young children, run 2 restaurants and are the lower school PE teacher at Oak Hill.   What made you want to give up so much of your time to help people get COVID Vaccine appointments?

  There became so many things out of our control over the last year with Covid, and for me, hope of returning back to normal came when they started talking about a vaccine.  To be able to help people get back to their lives and see their family and friends and give them hope is my main reason.  The first couple of times I got appointments for people it was kind of luck, and it wasn’t a conscious decision to start doing this, but people started asking, and I wanted to get to everyone who was having trouble.  For every “thank you, I haven’t hugged my family member or friend in a year,” or for every person who could be less worried because of a vaccine to do things that we used to take for granted, like go to work, go to a store, a restaurant, etc really made me want to help anyone I could. Seeing people so happy and so appreciative has been really rewarding and has made me a happier person too. 

Article By Oak Hill Academy
Oak Hill Academy is a Monmouth County NJ private school that is co-educational, independent, nonsectarian, and nonprofit for grades per-kindergarten through eight.

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