Kristie Dennis has been teaching for five years and is beginning her sixth year of teaching. This is her first year at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School and she is excited for this school year. She is currently a Lead Teacher in Pre-K B and has previously taught Kindergarten, Pre-K, and Preschool. Ms. Dennis most recently was a Lead Teacher in DC Public Schools and was also previously a Master Teacher and Teaching Fellow. Ms. Dennis attended Trinity Washington University for Graduate School where she received a Master of Arts in Teaching and also attended The Pennsylvania State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Ms. Dennis joined the ITDS staff after completing the Inspired Teaching Certification Program in 2016 and wanted to have the opportunity to implement Inspired's Model. Pre-K is such a wonderful grade because it provides children with many opportunities for social-emotional learning and play-based learning of foundational skills. When not at work, Ms. Dennis truly enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and traveling.