Kathy Kyle is one of the most upbeat, enthusiastic, and genuinely amicable people you’ll ever meet. Mrs. Kyle has been working at the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula as a program specialist since 2015.
In addition to working at the Boys and Girls Club every day, Mrs. Kyle substitute teaches across Ocean Beach School District. Whenever there’s a need for a teacher in elementary, middle, or high school, Mrs. Kyle is always ready to step up to the plate.
She’s taught all the way from kindergarten through twelfth grade, in anything from English to shop class, making her the school district’s bubbly swiss army knife. You can always hear Mrs. Kyle coming, because she carries a small box cart of supplies that squeaks along faithfully at her heels, announcing her arrival.
She has some serious style, too, often dressed in a brightly colored homemade scarf and wacky socks that go over her pants with her hair in long braided pigtails. I sat down with her to find out just where all her energy comes from, how she developed her particular sense of fashion, and why she is so dedicated to youth services.