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Jeff McCann
Mr. Jeff McCann 
Dr. HoekstraDr. Krista Hoekstra
 Assistant Principal


Hi everyone, my name is Dr. Krista Hoekstra. I gladly accepted the position of Assistant Principal at TFAA in 2017, following 21 years of service within the Murfreesboro City School District. Over my career I have had the privilege of working with special needs students, kindergarten, second grade, K-6 reading intervention, and college graduates.  


I grew up in Murfreesboro where I attended Reeves-Rogers Elementary, and Franklin Road Christian School for 7th- 12th. My undergraduate degree is in Early Childhood Education from MTSU. I graduated from Lipscomb University with a Master of Educational Leadership degree and in 2014 with a Doctorate of Education degree in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change.


During free time (haha), I enjoy spending time with my family going on adventures or just sitting at home on the deck, playing with my two German shepherds (Ricca and Simba), driving my big truck, and taking care of an assortment of lizards and snakes.


As an educator, I view a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students. I believe building positive relationships with each other are essential to enriching the academic and personal well-being of everyone at TFAA .


My favorite quote is from John C. Maxwell (a leadership guru), " A leader is great, not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others."