Kristin Poage is a classroom teacher, professional development presenter, and district teacher leader. She helped to create a standards-based grading and assessment movement in Monroe County schools in Indiana. Kristin is also an adjunct faculty member of the Indiana University School of Education, where she instructs preservice secondary English educators, and a training consultant at St. John Associates.
As a teacher leader in Monroe County, she helped to create proficiency scales, train other educators, and implement standards-based classrooms at all grade levels. Kristin also helped develop a joint initiative with her district and Indiana University to train and implement a co-teaching model. She has conducted a series of professional webinars about moving from a traditional graded classroom to a standards-based, scale-scored classroom.
Kristin received the 2010 Educator of the Year Award from The Franklin Initiative.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and English and a master’s degree in language education at Indiana University.