Meet Krista

A current elementary school teacher, current Capistrano Unified School District trustee, and longtime Aliso Viejo resident, I am dedicated to continuing my efforts to prioritize student learning and achievement.

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My Vision for CUSD

I am running to ensure our students remain safe on our school campuses and obtain the support they need to succeed in life. The students are my priority and I will continue to fight for high academic standards, and maintaining high performing art and music programs. My focus has always been on the classroom.

You can count on me to put all students first. As your trustee I will:

  • Continue to ensure our schools are safe for everyone.
  • Place every possible resource into the classroom.
  • Ensure the students have the tools to succeed in the 21st century.
  • Stress the importance of small class sizes so students can achieve their goals.
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More about Krista

Krista and her husband Chris have lived in Aliso Viejo since 1999. Chris recently retired after serving 30 years in federal law enforcement. They have three wonderful daughters. Her eldest graduated from Aliso Niguel High School (ANHS) in 2018 and obtained her bachelor degree at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Krista’s middle daughter graduated from ANHS in 2023 and is attending Saddleback College. Krista’s youngest daughter is a junior at ANHS. All three attended Don Juan Avila Elementary and Don Juan Avila Middle School in Aliso Viejo.

Krista moved to Orange County from Iowa after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa. Upon moving to Orange County, Krista began her career in education. She obtained her Teaching Credential and CLAD Certificate (Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development) from California State University, Long Beach. In 1998, she began teaching elementary school in Santa Ana and continues to this day. Krista obtained her Master of Science in Education from California State University, Fullerton. Krista’s passion is education and teaching.

  • Kindergarten teacher and current CUSD trustee.
  • BA degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa.
  • MS degree in Education from California State University, Fullerton.
  • Teaching Credential from California State University, Long Beach.
  • Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development Certificate from California State University, Long Beach.
  • PTA President, Girl Scout Leader, Community Volunteer, and mother of three daughters