Principal Kristina Davis-Troutman
Kristina Davis-Troutman has served as a public school educator for 32 years. She has been a bilingual teacher, Title I Coordinator, Title III Grant Coordinator, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Bilingual Interventionist, Manager of Multilingual Department, Assistant Principal and Principal. She began her teaching career in the Houston Independent School District at Cunningham Elementary School as a first grade bilingual teacher.
Kristina was born in Michigan and grew up in a large family that placed an emphasis on the importance of education. Her father served on local school board and her mother was a volunteer in the schools for over 30 years. She earned her undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University in Elementary Education with a specialization Bilingual Education and Spanish. She is certified to teach Elementary grades 1-8, Bilingual/ESL Education and Spanish. She was able to live and study in Mexico. After teaching for five years in HISD, she returned to Michigan to complete a master’s of arts degree with a specialty in Curriculum and Instruction/Language Art emphasis at Eastern Michigan University. She earned her principal certification with course work completed at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.
As a school leader, Kristina focuses on the importance of the social and emotional development of all children and how it impacts their academic learning. She firmly believes that it is imperative to build a School Family, with caring relationships. The caring relationships create the optimal learning environment for all students and adults.
Ms. Davis-Troutman is married to another educator that is also a principal, Dr. James Troutman. They are the proud parents of two children, Rebecca, age 11 and James, age 10 who also attend HISD. As a family, they spend time traveling, visiting museums, attending musical events and plays and reading.