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Hi I'm Kristina

I smile everyday. I teach high school math. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a new mom working full time teaching high school math to hundreds of students who don't want to learn in the first place. I've recently also become the department head. My husband works 10-12 hour days. We are struggling to find the time to do more than sleep in the same bed. I'm dealing with the struggles of balancing home, family, and work. At the same time I've never been happier with this brand new baby in my life. Who knew something so challenging could make me so happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the comfort it brings to my life. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who is aware of my every need. Through those around me, he is able to meet those needs. Recently being overwhelmed with the responsibilities that come with being a new mother, I was blessed to have many people discern that need and bring meals for my family. I have been able to receive comfort not only from those around me, but also as testified of by the Holy Ghost. Another reason I am a Mormon is because of the blessing of the priesthood in my life. I have been blessed to be married to my wonderful husband who is a worthy priesthood holder. He has been able to give me blessings of comfort in great times of need. I have received great peace as a result. I was able to watch my son be blessed by his father. Watching as my husband held our son in his arms strengthened my testimony of that priesthood power.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by being an example to those around me. I teach high school math to at risk kids. This means that I may be one of the only supportive relationships they have. My example may give just one child the strength to pursue their dreams to go to college or even just to graduate high school. I know that by sharing my story of never having tasted alcohol has given my students the strength to say no as well. My determination to continually be happy and to always have a smile on my face makes my classroom a welcome place to kids that may not be welcome anywhere else. Not only am I an example to those I teach, but I have been blessed to serve with the youth of our church. I teach them on Sundays. I interact with them on Tuesday nights. I attend summer camps and encourage them to face their fears of rock climbing, repelling, and self doubt. I have had the privilege of feeding over two hundred girls over the course of a week. While this was one of the most challenging and time consuming tasks I have ever undertaken, it was also one of the most rewarding, knowing the service that I was providing. I attend weekly and monthly meetings to forge relationships with other women, both young and old. I am able to talk to and teach other women on an individual basis. Visiting together edifies us both.