NC Principal Fellow
Kristy earned her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies K-8 and her two-master’s degrees in Mathematics and Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah. She began her career teaching kindergarten for 3 months, finishing out the school year where she had completed her student teaching. The following year, she taught third grade in Alamance Burlington School Systems. She became licensed in middle school math and science and moved up to teach 8th grade in Alamance Burlington Schools for 2 years. She transferred to Durham Public Schools where she taught 8th grade math for 3 years. During this time, she was nominated as Teacher of the Year (2016). She was the Chair for the School Improvement Team for two consecutive school years (2015-2016, 2016-2017). She was a presenter at the North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education (NCMLE) in 2017. She has served on the MTSS team, a Differentiation Committee, and Data Team. She is currently working as a Curriculum Coach and testing coordinator for Chatham County Schools.