Kristen Schmitt Named Literacy Instructional Coach

Kristen Schmitt Named Literacy Instructional Coach
Posted on 08/15/2023
Congratulations! Kristen Schmitt, Literacy Instructional Coach

Castleberry ISD is thrilled to announce the promotion of Kristen Schmitt as the district’s new Literacy Instructional Coach. Schmitt has served the Castleberry Independent School District for the past four years as a fourth grade ELAR teacher at Joy James Academy of Leadership. Prior to joining Castleberry ISD, she started her career in education at Fort Worth ISD, where she was a third and fourth grade teacher.

Kristen graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She became alternatively certified after finding her passion for helping students reach their goals. Recently she obtained her Masters in Educational Leadership from Texas Wesleyan University. As a believer in continuous growth, Kristen is currently working towards Principal Certification.

During her 13 years in education, Schmitt has been a campus model teacher, third grade team lead, and a Leader In Me academic team lead. She has facilitated campus-wide PD over tier 1 instruction, intentional student grouping with quality group work, and empowering students with goal setting to drive student efficacy. Last year she collaborated with other Castleberry leaders as a part of the Literacy Framework Committee.
Although she loves to travel, Kristen has always resided in Fort Worth. She, and her husband, Ryan, are blessed with two children, Henry (5) and Adeleine (1). In her free time, you might see Kristen at estate sales or antique malls, as she has a passion for all things vintage. She also enjoys crafting wreaths, making floral arrangements, and decorating.

With a dedication to collaboration, Kristen aims to support teachers in making informed, intentional, and data-driven decisions. She is thankful to the Board of Education for this opportunity to grow professionally while transforming teaching and learning in Castleberry.