Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts, University of South Florida
Kristal teaches Special Education-English 1 and is beginning her first year as a teacher at Chalmette High School. She has 3 years of previous teaching experience in Elementary/SED and has also taught a year of Middle School Math. Her experience in language arts, as well as her creative classroom management style and ability to build positive relationships with her students, makes her a welcome addition to our faculty.
Although she was born and raised in Louisiana, Kristal always dreamed of traveling and living the "big city" life. Not long after graduating high school, she moved away from her small hometown to live in other areas of the country. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where she lived for 10 years. She later had the opportunity to live and teach in other large urban cities, including Los Angeles and New York City, and had many amazing life experiences that helped shape the type of educator and person she has become.
"Living in the amazing cities of my childhood dreams was amazing in so many ways, but there truly is no place like Louisiana," she said. After returning home 7 years ago, she now lives in Metairie and has become a mother of 2 little girls. She is very excited to return to the classroom and hopes to become a valuable part of our wonderful community.