Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts- Baylor University Master of Science in Secondary Education- Johns Hopkins University

Mrs. Kristine Gear

My name is Kristine Gear and I am excited to return to Innovation Academy to loop with the 7th grade students as their ELA teacher. This group of students is creative, engaged, and curious and I am thrilled to be on a learning journey with them again this year. I love reading because it provides us with mirrors of our own experiences and windows into understanding the experiences of others, (Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop). I also love writing and the power that comes from learning to share our ideas and voice with the world. This is my 11th year teaching and I have taught ELA and Social Studies grades 5-8. I am originally from Houston, Texas, and moved to North Carolina five years ago with my husband. I have a toddler named Brooks who is obsessed with dinosaurs and climbing. I also have two dogs, Osa (rottie) and Rio (mix of cuteness). I graduated from Baylor University - sic 'em Bears!- and earned my Master of Science in Secondary Education from Johns Hopkins University last year. I love to read (surprise!), bake, and spend time outdoors in my free time. 

  • 8:25-9:00- Advisory 

    9:00-9:55- Core 1, English 7 

    10:00-10:55- Core 2, English 7

    10:55-11:25- Renewal 

    11:25-12:50- Planning, Conferences Available upon request

    12:50-1:45- Core 3, English 7

    1:50-2:45- Core 4, Advanced English 7

    2:50-3:40- CONNECT 

    3:45-4:15- Dismissal, Conferences Available upon request