Dr. Kristy Mall

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Kristy Mall

Dr. Kristy Mall

     Greetings!  My name is Dr. Kristy Mall and I am a fourth grade teacher at Discovery School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Discovery School is a multiple award winning school for gifted and high achieving students and is part of the Murfreesboro City School System.

Some Facts About Me
*I present around the country about education, gifted, twice-exceptional, curriculum, social and emotional needs, robotics, and other pertinent issues in education.
*I am the Beta Sponsor, and our Beta team won national awards this past summer!
*I am on the board for the Tennessee Association for the Gifted and the Parent Advisory Board for the National Association for Gifted Children.
‚Äč*I received my doctorate in May 2015.
*I have been teaching for 24 years.
*I have extensive training in gifted education and earned that employment standard in 2001.  I also have extensive training in autism and in twice exceptional children.
*I am the 2017 Distinguished Teacher, 2014-2015 Tennessee Gifted Ed Teacher of the Year, and a 2014 Ruthies Finalist for Favorite Teacher of Rutherford County!
*I am the SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted - an international support group for parents of gifted and gifted students) liaison for the state of Tennessee and serve on several committees for the National Association for Gifted Children. 
*I have a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and a B.S. in English from MTSU. 
*I am certified to teach grades 1-8 in all subjects and 7-12 in English.
*I am a former Tennessee Teacher of the Year finalist, Tennessee Outstanding Young Educator, and Tennessee Association for the Gifted Horizon Award Winner.
*I am also a consultant for  Scholastic Inc., work with Vanderbilt University's SAVY program teaching gifted children, and present at conferences at the National, State, and local levels.
*My students have won national, state, and local awards, and I would love for you to let me know about opportunities for them!
*I have a black belt in Wado-Ryu Karate, went through the Olympic Training Program in soccer and played for the Tennessee State Select Team, and played for a two-time world championship winning softball team!
*I love to travel and and have been to 4 continents so far.  I was even born in Africa!  I have taken students to Turkey for Space Camp, taught classes and traveled with students in China, and have had all sorts of wonderful adventures in my life.  Needless to say, I love for my classroom to be an exciting place in which we embrace different cultures and learn about the wonderful world we live in!
*I LOVE to learn! 

I am also married to an engineer and have two wonderful children: a 14 year old son and a 19 year old daughter that is a sophomore in college.