Krista Marcum a finalist for Alabama Teacher of the Year
The Alabama State Department of Education has named Krista N. Marcum of Gulf Shores City Schools one of 16 finalists for Alabama 2021-2022 teacher of the year.
Marcum, who teaches marine science and Gulf Coast ecology at GSHS, was nominated as the District I secondary teacher of the year. The state winner will be announced in August.
Alabama’s teacher of the year spends the majority of the school year serving as a full-time ambassador for education and the teaching profession while also presenting workshops around the state.
Marcum formerly taught 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade science at Saraland Middle School. She is the chair of the Gulf Shores City Schools National Board Leadership Team and earned her National Board Certification in AYA Science in 2017. She has a Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University. This is her 14th year of teaching, and she serves as the assistant cheerleading coach.
She is an avid environmental education enthusiast and encourages her students to be good stewards of the environment. She serves as a volunteer firefighter for Oyster Bay Volunteer Fire Department.
Her professional organizations include Alabama NBCT Network, Alabama Science Teacher’s Association, and the National Science Teacher’s Association.
“Each of these Alabama Teacher of the Year 16 Finalists truly demonstrate outstanding classroom leadership and are elevating our profession to new levels of success,” said Alabama’s current teacher of the year, Andrew Jackson.