Kiyoko Motoyama Sims is currently the Co-Executive Director at the Tembo Project. She has over 25 years of experience as a theatre instructor, director, and arts administrator at various institutions including San Diego State University, Penumbra Theatre, Cultural Odyssey, Walker Art Center, and Children’s Theatre Company. Kiyoko has directed numerous plays, taught and managed sundry arts education programs for pre-K through college students and educators. Her curriculum expertise includes Critical Literacy through Theatre Arts, Theatre for Social Change, Theatre for Early Childhood Education, and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. She holds an MFA from San Diego State University and an MA from the University of Minnesota.