Krista was born and raised in Wisconsin, in a town right along the Mississippi River. From the time she was little, she knew two things: she wanted to be a teacher and she wanted to travel the world. Krista graduated from Winona State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in art education. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Webster University in St. Louis. Soon after graduation, Krista packed her bags and moved to the Netherlands, where she taught art for 10 years at The American School of The Hague. Eventually, she wanted to experience a different part of the world and accepted a position in Dhaka, Bangladesh at the American International School/Dhaka. For 6 years she worked as an art teacher and department head. Living in the developing world was challenging, but more importantly, transformational. Krista states, “In Bangladesh I experienced so many interesting, compassionate, and ingenious people. It is where I truly got my education.” After many years of teaching art, Krista has decided to focus her teaching career to Kindergarten. She is excited to work with MDCS’s youngest learners to build a safe and creative environment to learn in.
The Penland School of Crafts brought Krista to WNC and she fell in love with the landscape and the people she met. After living a rather nomadic life, Krista is happy to be settled in Franklin, NC with her family. She spends her free time creating art, working in the garden, cooking, and playing with her family.Supply List