Krissy graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato and then worked for 5 years with patients the security hospital in St. Peter, MN before going back to school to earn her teaching license in special education at Bemidji State. While she was completing her course work for her teaching license, Krissy volunteered at Jennings for a year.
Krissy worked at Academic Arts High School for 7 years as a special education teacher and eventually director before leaving the school at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Krissy promotes teacher-powered schools and when she left AAHS, they were governed by a flat leadership model. She then worked for a year providing professional development to school teams throughout the country before joining the Jennings team as an advisor.
Learner centered education, teacher leadership and education policy are priorities for Krissy so in addition to promoting student and teacher voice and choice at school, she serves on many boards and committees to support these efforts. Some of the boards that Krissy serves on are: Avalon School, Education Evolving, Edvisions Cooperative, and Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs (MAAP). She is also a member of the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools (MACS) government affairs committee as well as a member of the advisory panel for the Innovation Research Zone at the Minnesota Department of Education.