Kristie is an award-winning Theatre teacher from Indian River High School. Several of her productions have received Awards of Excellence in Directing from the Theatre Association of New York State. For over 25 years, Kristie has been the New York State Theatre Education Association (NYSTEA) Curriculum Chair working with Theatre standards revision, curriculum development, assessment and certification. She is currently the Theatre Chair of the Arts Content Advisory Panel and the IAAP Committee at the NYSED. She has been part of EdTA’s SEL Lesson Plan Project, Model Curriculum Project and Theatre Teacher Evaluation Workbook committee. Her Theatre program was recognized as the EdTA’s Outstanding School in 2007. In 2012 she was awarded the National Reba R. Robertson Award for Outstanding Theatre Teacher and won the 2017 NYSTEA Rod Marriott Lifetime Achievement Award.