Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas Wesleyan University Master of Science in Instructional Technology from Peru State College Certifications: English as a Second Language Gifted and Talented 1-8 Generalist
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.
My conference time is
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