Phone: 256-773-2411


Degrees and Certifications:

Hartselle High School: Class of 1992 Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education /Early Childhood Education: Athens State University Masters Degree in Elementary Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mrs. Krista Blaxton

My name is Krista Blaxton, and I began my teaching career at F. E. Burleson Elementary School in 1998. I had the privilege of teaching second and third grade for a combined total of six years and first grade where I am currently positioned. I am a 1992 graduate of Hartselle High School and a 1997 graduate of Athens State University with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood. In 2000, I received a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from U.A.B. and fulfill the requirements of a Highly Qualified teacher. I have completed training with AMSTI and OGAP. This training has given me the knowledge and tools to further enable my students in math and science. I served on our school leadership team where I helped make decisions for our school and had the honor of serving, writing and implementing our plan to become a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. In 2012, I was chosen by our faculty and staff as Most Inspirational. I truly believe that all students can learn and deserve the opportunity to learn at their highest potential each day. It is my desire to build a positive relationship with my students so that maximum learning takes place. I also believe in encouraging my students beyond the classroom when I have the opportunity. I have been a part of our local community theater where I worked alongside many students as part of the production cast. I received and accepted the invitation to hear one of my students speak for the first time at his local church. I have also had the privilege of tutoring students at the request of their parents. I firmly believe when children feel loved and supported, know the expectations, and experience consistency in the classroom, they will give their best effort which equals excellence.


I am married to Rodney Blaxton and have a beautiful daughter, Brantley. We are active members of Journey Church where I serve as the Administrator over Life Groups and our women’s ministry, Journey Girls, and Rodney is the Worship Pastor. Brantley Claire keeps us busy playing softball and loves to sing and dance. As a family, we enjoy going to the beach, swimming, grilling out with friends and family and watching movies together.


2007 to present- F.E. Burleson 1st grade

2003 to 2007- F.E. Burleson 3rd grade

2000 to 2003- F.E. Burleson 1st grade

1998 to 2000- F.E. Burleson 2nd grade