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Ms. Krista Hespeler

Hey Buccaneers! My name is Krista Slot and I am overjoyed to be part of the Bryan Road Crew again this year! I have been a fifth grade teacher for six years now! My husband and I moved here last year from Connecticut, wanting to be closer to family and the beach!

Although I now have to cheer on the Carolina Hurricanes and NC State Wolfpack, I will always be a Boston and UConn fan at heart (Go Huskies!). In my free time, I love to be with my family and friends, play sports, go on travel adventures, read at the beach, and create lots of DIY projects. You can always catch me shopping at TJMaxx or Target, finding new classroom supplies, home decor, or anything related to fitness! A few of my ABSOLUTE favorite things are turtles, donuts, mindfulness and meditation, the color purple, and anything with the word joy. One cool fact about me is that I got married this summer to my now husband Ryan and then we went on our honeymoon to Portugal!

I am so lucky to have found a career that I love every single day, as teaching has been a passion of mine since I was in third grade. My teaching motto is all about being there. Being there for students during the ups and the downs, the good and the bad. One of my favorite quotes is “Wherever you are, be all there”. I will continue to be all there and present with my students this year to be sure they love coming to school. I can’t wait to start off this school year and meet all of the 5th graders and their families! Let’s go for the GOLD together