Kristi is a Professor in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education at James Madison University, where she has received the College of Education’s “Distinguished Teacher Award," “Madison Scholar Award,” and the "Sarah Miller Luck ’14, '15 Endowed Professorship for Excellence in Education." As an author, consultant and ASCD Faculty Member, Kristi has partnered with over 100 schools, districts, and organizations around initiatives related to differentiated instruction, Understanding by Design, and classroom assessment. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she has co-authored the ASCD books, Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners (2015) and Differentiation in the Elementary Grades: Strategies to Engage and Equip all Learners (October 2017), both with Dr. Jessica Hockett. She has also co-authored the Corwin book, The Differentiated Flipped Classroom: A Practical Guide to Digital Learning (with Dr. Eric Carbaugh) and the AMLE book Smart in the Middle: Classrooms that Work for Bright Middle-Schoolers (with Dr. Carol Tomlinson). Kristi taught high school English and middle school language arts for ten years, and has also served as a curriculum writer and instructional coach for elementary and middle school classrooms.