Krissy Wright Quinn is the Director and Special Education Teacher at Academic Arts High School (AAHS), a public charter in West St. Paul, MN, and is involved in many facets of other educational organizations. She has worked in charter and district public schools in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area since 2008. Prior to working in education, Krissy worked in Human Services.
Krissy serves as a board member for Edvisions Cooperative, Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs (MAAP) and Academic Arts High School; serving on the Legislative and Conference planning committees of MAAP. Since 2014, she has been a member of the “Ale 4 Autism” event planning committee for the Center for Engaging Autism. Krissy has also been a peer reviewer for those applying to the Minnesota Department of Education for Federal Charter School Program grants.
Krissy completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program, including attendance at the Washington Policy Seminar. She also attended the National Summit on Teacher Diversity at the Department of Education in Washington DC. Krissy and her team attended the Teach to Lead Summit in Minneapolis that was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and ASCD.
Krissy attended Minnesota State University, Mankato where she earned a BA in Psychology. She earned her Special Education teaching license from Bemidji State University, with a focus on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Krissy will be completing her MS in Educational Leadership at Minnesota State University, Mankato by May 2017.
Krissy has lived in Minnesota most of her life and enjoys golfing, camping and spending time with family and friends.