Kristy is in her 20th year in Education. Her educational experiences include 11 years of being a classroom teacher, 4 years as an instructional coach and curriculum support teacher, and 4 years as an assistant principal. Under her shared leadership, Kimberly Elementary School was recognized for "Beating the Odds" and consequently removed from the Georgia's Failing Schools list. Kristy is a graduate of Georgia State University (BS & M.Ed Early Childhood Education & Leadership and Administration) and Valdosta State University (Ed.S Teacher Leadership).
Kristy is a wife and mother of four children (1 college graduate, 1 college student, and 2 in elementary school). She grew up in the Atlanta area and attended Atlanta Public Schools (2nd-12th grade). She believes that the use of rigorous instructional materials, effective teaching strategies, and a positive learning environment are the keys to ensuring that students reach their highest potential