Phone: 252-514-6450


Degrees and Certifications:

MAED Instructional Technology B.A. English 6-9 ELA High School English k-12 Academically and Intellectually Gifted

Ms. Krista Purves


About Me

I am originally from Ohio, where I graduated from Kent State University with a B.A. in English.  I have also attended East Carolina University, where I completed lateral entry classes for teaching and certification as an AIG specialist, and received a MAEd. in Instructional Technology. 

Quickly after graduating from Kent State University, I headed to the beach to be a kindergarten teacher's assistant at Newport Elementary.  The following year, and for several more years, I taught middle school ELA and AIG ELA in Onslow County.  In 2013, I moved to Craven County to be an AIG Specialist and remained in that role until the 2021 school year.  I currently teach 6th grade ELA and serve as the AIG Support Personnel for HJ MacDonald.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my three daughters, ages 10, 11, and 15.  We like to cook together, play at the beach, and go for boat rides.