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Mrs. Kristi Kroeger

Mrs. Kristi Kroeger graduated from Utah State University in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science degree in English Education. While it had always been her dream to teach, she married a military man in her last semester of her undergraduate studies, and moved to Virginia where she was not certified to teach, and instead worked in non-profit arts education. Mrs. Kroeger then stayed home with her four children and tutored children in the local neighborhoods for 16 years. When her youngest went to kindergarten, she went back to the classroom to teach elementary school. During the first two years back in the classroom on an emergency credential, Mrs. Kroeger also attended Rio Salado’s elementary education certification program and graduated with a 3.9 GPA. During those years she also created the Musical Theater After School Program at Diamond Canyon which is currently in its 5th year and serves 30 to 40 students annually. She proudly joined the Diamond Canyon School staff in 2016 and brought her knowledge and humor into her fourth grade classroom for 4 years. The 2020-21 school year she moved to 6th grade ELA where she served as MTSS Campus Coordinator, Musical Theater Program Director, and Campus Interventionist at Diamond Canyon School. Mrs. Kroeger is the recipient of several Deer Valley Unified School District STAR awards, Top Growth Score in the district awards, was the Teacher of the Month through State Farm Insurance in the 2018-19 school year, and was a Deer Valley Education Foundation Teacher of the Year in the 2020-21 year. From 2018-2020 she served as a 4th grade team lead as part of the campus leadership team. In 2018 Mrs. Kroeger also attended the National PLC Conference which has guided her educational practices, and has given multiple campus Professional Developments teaching other teachers how to make data driven decisions in interventions and extensions. Currently Mrs Kroeger teaches at Sandra Day O'Connor High School as a 10th grade ELA teacher and serves as the school's Campus Intervention Coordinator.