Phone: (252) 514-6450
Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Middle Grades Education
Miss Kristina Genovese
I was born and raised right here in our growing town of New Bern, NC. I attended St. Paul Catholic School from preschool until eighth grade. I then attended New Bern High School where I was active in Navy JROTC, Science Olympiad, Junior Civitan, and National Honors Society. From NBHS, I went to Elon University for my first year of college and then transferred to North Carolina Wesleyan College. There I received a Bachelors of Science degree in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in ELA and Social Studies.
At NC Wesleyan, I was a student ambassador, member of SNCAE, Vice President of Recruitment and then President of the Gamma Pi chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. At the end of my junior year, I was selected by the NC Wesleyan College Education Program to attend a week-long STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) seminar at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. My biggest accomplishments at Wesleyan are being president of my sorority and graduating Magna Cum Laude.
This will be my second year at HJ MacDonald and with Craven County Schools. I enjoy learning more about this profession and learned a lot in my first year. As a first year, I was acknowledged as being a part of the Craven County Schools 2018-2019 Rookie Team. I look forward to educating the youth here at HJ MacDonald, learn more from my colleagues, grow as an educator, and make fantastic memories here.
Outside of school, I enjoy exercising at the Twin Rivers YMCA and spending time with my family, friends, and my beautiful cat. If I'm not at HJ MacDonald or the TRYMCA, you can most definitely catch me at either Chick-fil-A, Target, or Hobby Lobby!