Kristina Kiely is in her seventh year as the principal of E.C. Stevens Elementary School. She received her Early Childhood Education Degree from Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU). Her graduate work was done at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) where she earned her Master’s and Sixth Year Degree in Reading and Language Arts. She attended Sacred Heart University for Educational Leadership where she earned her administrative certification.
Kristina began her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher at Sprague School in Waterbury from 2000-2001. She then accepted a position as a first-grade teacher at Yalesville (Fritz) Elementary School. Kristina taught first grade at Yalesville Elementary School from 2001-2010.
After the district-wide reconfiguration, Kristina taught first grade at Highland Elementary School from 2010-2014. In 2014, she was selected as Wallingford Public Schools Teacher of the Year. From 2014-2016, Kristina worked as an reading and math interventionist at Moses Y. Beach School. In September of 2015, Kristina was named one of the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists.
In 2016, Kristina accepted the position as principal of E.C. Stevens Elementary School. She leads E.C. Stevens School with a smile. Her goal as a leader is to promote academic, social, and emotional development so all students and staff can be their best selves. Kristina takes pride in assisting those around her to realize their full potential.
Kristina currently resides in Wallingford with her husband Ed and two children Nolan and Norah. When you talk with her about topics or trends in education, you can hear her passion and you can’t help but feel it too. She is also passionate about running and can be spotted running around town. According to Kristina, there is no better stress reliever than an outdoor run.