Kristin Grippo is an educator, writer, and performer living and working in the Berkshires. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, grades Pre-K-6 with a concentration in Art History from SUNY New Paltz, and a Masters in Literacy from Walden University. Kristin worked for ten years in public education, primarily as a fifth grade teacher, always finding ways to integrate art, movement, and collaboration into her classroom. Kristin’s current endeavors include working with homeschoolers, supporting children and families through literacy instruction and childcare, and teaching art after school for IS183's Learning Through the Arts program. In recent years, Kristin has been honing her story-telling skills throughout Berkshire County, often accessing personal memoir via rampant honesty and humor.