Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kristi Murrell
Hello All! I am super excited to be the GT teacher at JAA and Patterson.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime.
Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas Wesleyan University
Master of Science in Instructional Technology from Peru State College
English as a Second Language
Gifted and Talented
The 2020-2021 year will be my 22nd year in education. I have taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. I will be at both JAA and Patterson this year. My GT partner at Delaney, Mrs. Wendt, and I will be splitting the GT load at Patterson. I will be working with the 3rd and 4th graders.
I spent the first part of my career in Irving ISD, and this will be my 6th year at Kennedale ISD. I was previously at Delaney as a 4th grade teacher.
I grew up in Kennedale and still live here today. In fact, my father and my brother both still reside in Kennedale. I am a proud 1993 Wildcat Graduate! Teaching has always been my dream job! I received my Bachelor's Degree from Texas Wesleyan University, and my Master's Degree from Peru State College. Fun fact: My maiden name is Patterson, and R.F. Patterson Elementary is named after my father, Robert.
My husband, Kenneth and I have been blissfully married for 20 years. We have 2 cats, Ace and Nello. We have a 2 year old Chocolate Lab Mix named Veruca Salt and a 8 month old Shepard/Dane Mix named Violet (both named after the 2 girls in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) I am an avid reader, and I love to cook. We also love to watch movies, and we even like to play video games on our Playstation 4!
Classroom: colored paper, laminating sheets
Food: Mexican, Pizza, and love trying new places
Drink: Sweet Tea, Dr. Pepper, Coffee
Candy: Snickers, Twizzlers, Reese's Pieces
Colors: purple and teal
Places: Amazon, Target
Authors: S.A. Bodeen, Rick Riordan, James Dashner, I love young adult books and series.
Movie/TV: AMC Theaters, Big Bang Theory, CSI
Sport: Football, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints