Christy Kinder Staff Photo
Subjects Taught

Walter's State Community College 89-90.
Carson-Newman College (1990-94) Bachelor's Degree: Elementary Education (K-8). 
Walden University (2006-07) Master's Degree: Elementary Reading and Literacy (K-6). 

This is my 5th year teaching Kindergarten and I LOVE IT! Currently, I am also one of  our Read 2 Be Read coaches for our school. In the past, have been a 4th Grade teacher for 18 years before coming to Kindergarten.  Responsibilities : Grade Level Team Leader (15 yrs), Thoughtful Classroom training/leader, Keep America Beautiful school coordinator, American Education Week leader, Reading for Literacy coordinator, Literacy Day coordinator, Textbook adoption committee member, Reading coordinator, professional development,  cheer coach for 3 years, TNCore trainer/ presenter, Read 2 Be Ready leader and numerous other duties around our school. As you can see I am very active in our school system and support our Hamblen County children!   

I was born in Florida, and moved to Tennessee with my parents when I was a teenager. Teaching is my passion! I am married to Rodney Kinder. I have three children, Kayla (College) and Tommy (high school senior) and Brylee (kindergarten).They keep us busy with their activities outside of school. My hobbies include outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, vacationing, Spartan races, and summers by the pool, lake or beach. Your child may come home telling some of my stories about my childhood and family adventures. I now have three dogs and two cats; which also make for interesting tales! I look forward to getting to know your family and  having great year working with your child.