Fun, enthusiastic, and passionate for teaching, Kristin Blind is an elementary teacher at Alpha Omega Academy. A perfect fit for grades K-6, Blind moved from being an academic advisor to a full-time teacher in AOA’s elementary department. Along with being a learning coach for parents, Blind also helps with grading, instruction, and lesson planning.
With a background in special education, Blind brings classroom experience to her position at AOA. Holding a degree in elementary education and special education, she also has certification to teach high school English. Blind uses her education and instructional experiences as a Response to Intervention (RTI) reading specialist and former teacher when explaining lesson approach ideas to families and teachers.
Blind says the best part of her job is working with students and making a daily difference in their lives. When she’s working with struggling or stressed students, she says giving them the extra help and encouragement they need to succeed is fulfilling.
Born in South Dakota, Blind is the second of three children and the only girl in her family. Now a mother herself, she loves spending time with her own family. She has two daughters and a son, and she enjoys reading with them. Her other hobbies include camping, swimming, playing piano, volunteering for church, and watching NASCAR. Her favorite food is Italian, and her favorite Bible verses include Ephesians 3:17-19.
Blind lives her life by the motto, “Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, and today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.” Something surprising about Blind is that she piloted a Cessna in high school and was a part of the Civil Air Patrol. Her most treasured possession is her relationship with God and her friends. If she could do anything she hasn’t yet, it would be hot air ballooning. If she could meet anyone, she would choose all the AOA students she talks to on the phone.
Blind says she’d like to be remembered as someone who cared deeply about other people and who was fun. More importantly, she wants others to know about her personal relationship with God and see His light and goodness through her.