Sophia P. Kingston
Sophia P. Kingston Teacher of The Year
My name is Crista Kennedy and I am the Media Specialist at Sophia P. Kingston Elementary School. I am native of Selma, Al and a proud 2001 graduate of Southside High School. I've been married for 9 years to my husband Jd and have three children, Jaylen, Jaliyah, and Julian.
I obtained my Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Concordia College in December 2015 and during that time, I was awarded the Distinguished Educator Award that recognizes one individual for his or her achievements as an outstanding educator. In August 2021, I obtained my master's degree from the University of West Alabama in Library Media. A few of my self-care activities include, reading, watching movies/reality TV, and gardening.
I have been employed with the Selma City School district for 6 years. This is my first year as a school librarian and I strive to keep students at the center of my library. I choose to teach differently, and keep students' curiosity and interests at the heart of everything I do. The best advice that served me well is to be "THAT" librarian.