Kristi Wallington, B.S.
Kristi Wallington earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with a minor in Psychology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. She holds Texas Educator Certifications in Core Subjects EC-6, Science 4-8, Health EC-12, and English as a Second Language EC-12. She comes to us from Conroe ISD where she taught and continued her education by participating in numerous professional training & development classes. During her time at Conroe ISD, she mentored and led students as an after-school volunteer and coach for Impromptu Speaking UIL, Maps and Graphs UIL, and SciMathelon. She also enjoyed volunteering as the host of various after-school clubs for students including the Game Club, Craft Club, Improv Club, and Quilling Club. On the side, Kristi also completed two improv training programs for fun and enrichment. One was through Comedy Sportz Houston and the other was with Station Theater. She has found that this training has undoubtedly helped her in teaching, learning, and daily life. Some of the skills she learned during her improv training include active listening, collaboration, creativity, flexibility, enjoying the process of events without pre-judgment, being supportive, and of course, the ability to improvise.
Kristi finds happiness in teaching. She loves working with children and delights in learning from them as she teaches. She is inspired by their playfulness, sense of wonder, the joy of discovery, and the triumph they find in their accomplishments. She is extremely excited to be joining the CTL family and to be teaching in such a beautiful and nurturing environment.
In her free time, Kristi enjoys doing various arts and crafts, embroidery, twisting animal balloons, and doing improv with friends. Her favorite pastime of all, however, is playing cards, board games, or any other activities with her family. Her husband, Dave, who is a natural teacher, is changing careers to embark on a new career in teaching for the 2022-2023 school year. Her son, David, is currently a sophomore at Texas A&M where he is working on earning a bachelor of science in industrial engineering. Kristi looks forward to her son’s time at home, and she misses him while he is at school in College Station. Her daughter, Heather, is going to be a junior in High School and is an assistant manager at Chick-fil-A. Kristi is extremely proud of her family.