FPD is pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Kristen Kreutner as the Director of Innovation, Instruction, and Curriculum. Mrs. Kreutner will be relocating from Snohomish, Washington, where she currently serves as a principal at Northshore Christian Academy, a 2019-20 National Blue Ribbon School. In addition to her role as principal, she also serves as Northshore’s Science, Technology, Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Lutheran University with a double major in education and mathematics. She holds a Master of Education degree from California Lutheran University with an emphasis on technology.

Mrs. Kreutner has 15 years of experience in education and is an advocate for hands-on, multi-sensory lessons and a team approach to achieving student-centered academic success. During her tenure at Northshore, she championed the math, engineering, and science curriculum adoption and implementation. Among many accomplishments, she developed a technology plan for contemporary education and trained staff on innovative technology best practices.  While leading Northshore Christian Academy in the adoption of a 1-on-1 device program, Mrs. Kreutner implemented and coached an award-winning FIRST LEGO team and developed a junior robotics program which grew to six full teams, all while overseeing a digital ambassador program for grades 4-8.  Likewise, she developed school-wide and divisional curriculum goals and synthesized data to improve content implementation.

Mrs. Kreutner is a member of the Professional Education Advisory Board for Northwest University and holds a Principal Certificate and Teaching Certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International. She is recognized as a data-based, creative problem solver who values collaboration, innovation, and communication.

“We are so excited to welcome Mrs. Kreutner to TEAM FPD.  Her innovative mindset is the future of education,” said Dr. John Patterson. “Mrs. Kreutner went through a rigorous hiring process and proved to be the best fit for FPD.  She has a passion for student-centered education and is a proven leader in the areas of STEM education and academic innovation.  She brings a wealth of experience as a leader in Christian education and will be a great asset as we continue to build on FPD’s strong academic foundation. She will help FPD innovate such that we stay at the forefront of education, so our students are academically equipped to excel at our nation’s top universities. I look forward to seeing where she takes our academic program as we continue to offer the very best environment for students in middle Georgia.”

“FPD is a nationally-esteemed school, and I am honored to begin working with FPD’s faculty and administration to sustain and enhance FPD’s academic curriculum and opportunities,” noted Mrs. Kreutner. “I appreciate the faculty and administration who have been so hospitable to me and my family during the interview process and look forward to being a part of the FPD family.”

Katie Wiens, Executive Director of CESA, noted this about Kreutner, “Kristen Kreutner is an outstanding educator, bringing an excellent foundation of the aims of Christian education and a forward-thinking approach to preparing students for a rapidly-changing world.  Her passion for high-quality schooling is evident. She will immediately have an impact on FPD.”

Mrs. Kreutner and her husband, Josh, have a first-grade daughter, Annabelle. They will be moving to Macon in June and look forward to joining Viking Nation.