Director of Middle Years/High School Program
Krista John holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in English Literature and Italian, and a Master’s
Degree in Education from Arizona State University. Krista was a middle school language arts and history teacher for 5 years before
moving into the curriculum development side of education where she worked for 2 years before becoming a part of Desert Garden.
Krista is originally from Westchester, New York and has been in Phoenix since 2009. She is married to Mr. Garry, and is mother to
almost four-year-old twin toddlers, Logan and Isabella, and three teenage stepchildren, who keep her very busy when she is not thinking
about school. Her greatest passions are literature, art, and traveling. She is delighted to be a part of the MYHS program at Desert
Garden and is looking forward to an exciting new school year as both the Director of Middle and High School as well as a lead teacher.