Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from WGU Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus in Gifted Education from ASU Highly Qualified in Middle School Language Arts Full Gifted Endorsement
Mrs. Krista Gibson
My name is Krista Gibson, and this is my first year back at Las Brisas! I am looking forward to a superb year of learning and fun as your ne STEM/STEAM specialist.
I have 11 years of teaching under my belt; almost all of it in gifted education and/or STEM. I taught 5th grade in a self-contained gifted program in the Peoria district for 6 years, 2 years in Flagstaff and the 19-20 year at Las Brisas Elementary as the SAGE math teacher and Gifted Specialist, 20-21 year at Canyon Springs STEM Academy as their K-8 STEM Specialist and last year at Bellair. One of my passions is building STEM and Gifted programs and then moving to the next school to help build another. However, I LOVE Las Brisas so this is where I am staying!
My husband and I have three daughters; all of whom were identified as gifted sometime around 2010, and that changed the trajectory of my professional life. I desired to know more about this giftedness they were identified as, and was immediately intrigued! I switched my degree from nursing to teaching, graduated and secured a position as a self-contained gifted teacher with Peoria district immediately after graduation. In 2016 I graduated from ASU with my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Gifted Education. I have a passion for helping gifted kiddos and their families, so please feel free to ask me your questions!
I am honored to be one a Las Brisas STAR again, and can't wait to work with your kiddos!