Gaines, Kim (Counselor)

Hello My Name Is...

<Mrs. Gaines>

​*I can be reached at (828) 407-0165 or Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 1:00 during virtual learning days.

After those hours, please leave a voicemail and I will contact you the next day.  If you have an emergency and need immediate assistance or have safety concerns, please contact your current mental health provider, mobile crisis (888) 573-1006, or 911. Thank you!*

Hello! My name is Kim Gaines and I am the school counselor for grades 2-4 for the 2019-20 school year. This is my 2nd year at Estes and I can honestly say that there's nowhere else I'd rather be! A native of Virginia Beach, VA, I have lived in the Asheville area since 2004. I was a stay-at-home mom until my daughter turned 7, which was when I decided to go to WCU for grad school for school counseling/clinical mental health counseling. I worked for a year at North Windy Ridge Intermediate prior to landing my dream job at Estes. When I'm not working, you will probably find me outside gardening, hiking or camping. I also love to hang out at the Biltmore Estate, go to movies, travel, and read. I have 1 daughter, 3 stepchildren, 2 dogs, and the most awesome husband ever. Please contact me if you need anything! I am happy to help.