Kristen Payne Polito

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B.A. Biology: Texas Christian University Minor in Psychology Masters in Science Education: Texas Christian University

Kristen Payne Polito

True to my content, I love everything that involves the outdoors--hiking, walking, gardening, and so much more.  I also enjoy many sports and exercise. I played competitive soccer for 14 years, but now have become a yoga enthusiast.   I also enjoy working on creative projects such as floral design, making jewelry, and redoing things around the house. I am recently married to a high school physics teacher who shares my love for science and our large orange tabby cat.

I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas with my parents and one younger sister.  I moved to Fort Worth, Texas to go to Texas Christian University where I received my B.A. in Biology and a minor in Psychology.  During this time, I took part in several research opportunities including studying the effects on migrating bird and bat populations from a wind farm in St. Jo, Texas.  I also was a teaching assistant for a Contemporary Issues of Biology course where I discovered my passion for sharing Biology with others.  From here I decided to continue my education and received my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education.  I wrote my thesis on Student Engagement in the Outdoor Classroom, allowing me the incredible opportunity to work for the non-profit organization Real School Gardens. After completing my masters I moved to San Antonio.

I am so grateful to now be in my 6th year of teaching, where I have the amazing opportunity to share my love for science content with fabulous students.

  • REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE
    1st Period (8:45 - 9:37)  Biology PreAP
    2nd Period (9:42 - 10:35) Biology PreAP
    3rd Period (10:40 - 11:30) Conference
    4th Period (11:35 - 12:25) LUNCH
    5th Period (12:30 - 1:20) Chemistry
    6th Period (1:25 - 2:15) Chemistry
    7th Period (2:20 - 3:10) Chemistry
    8th Period (3:15 - 4:05) Chemistry

    Tutoring Schedule

    Thursday after school till 5:00 pm

    Mornings from 8:00 am to 8:30 am

    Lunch by appointment