Degrees and Certifications:

BFA in Creative Writing, University of North Carolina at Wilmington Teacher Licensure-- Exceptional Children K-12 General Curriculum & Elementary Education K-6, East Carolina University

Mrs. Kristen Herrett

My name is Kristen Herrett and I am an Exceptional Children Teacher for 6th Grade Resource Reading and Math as well as 6th and 8th Grade ELA inclusion. Or as some of your children may tell you, I'm "the teacher with all the Avengers stuff."

I was born in New Jersey and was raised in Raleigh, NC where I lived until I graduated high school. I then moved to Wilmington where I attended UNCW.

After graduation I married my husband, who is the Mr. Herrett who teaches Foods I and Foods II at Dixon High School. We lived for 13 years in Brunswick County where we welcomed our three children before moving to Sneads Ferry six years ago.  We are a Bulldog family with my children attending the Dixon schools, all three are DES grads, two are current DMS studetns, and one is a sophomore at DHS.

This is my fifth year at DMS. I love working with children and to my surprise, middle school has been the best age group I have ever worked with. 

The best way to reach me is via email 

When I'm not at school you can typically find me with my family on the north end of North Topsail Beach, enjoying seafood or barbecue, reading a great book, or at Infant of Prague Catholic Church in Jacksonville where my family and I are parishoners. 

I am a huge Marvel fan from comic books to the movies. My classroom and life reflect the creator of Marvel, Stan Lee's vision that we are all part of the human family and we all have the capacity to be heroes. In our classroom we believe that our class, "has always been and always will be a reflection of the world right outside our window. That world may change and evolve but the one thing that will never change is the way we tell our stories of HEROISM. Those stories have room for everyone regardless of their race, gender, religion or color of their skin. The only things we don’t have room for are hatred, intolerance, and bigotry. That man next to you, he’s your brother. That woman over there she’s your sister. And that kid walking by, hey who knows he may have the proportionate strength of a spider. We’re all part of one big family. The human family..."--Stan Lee.

I believe in your child's ability and their heroic actions, however big or small they may be. I want your child to learn one very important thing in my classroom, that doing right is always more important than being right.



As Captain America promised his best friend Bucky, for you and your child, I promise, "I'm with you til the end of the line."

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