Kristin Fox is a passionate educator, school administrator, and professional development consultant with 17 years of experience teaching, leading, and driving systems change. As an instructional supervisor at the Mahoning County Educational Service Center, Kristin worked with administrators and teachers across the state of Ohio to create more inclusive and equitable systems by advocating for the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and fostering a growth mindset. Little did she know, these two frameworks would be critical in her own life. In March 2020, Kristin was diagnosed with Influenza A which led to several other complications including sepsis. While the world dealt with COVID-19, Kristin was put in a medically induced coma and woke up, in a socially distanced hospital bed, as a quadruple amputee, losing both her arms below her elbows along and her legs below her knees. Kristin will not let this define her. In adopting, "firm goals, flexible means," Kristin continues to work in schools and systems to deconstruct barriers and inspire others to overcome obstacles.
Kristin and her husband, Mike, reside in Poland, Ohio, with their two fabulous children, Landon and Laiken.