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Krista Gylund

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Lecturer, School of Education, UW-Stevens Point (August 2018-present)
  • Elementary Educator, Merrill Area Public Schools, Merrill, WI (2012-2018)

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director, Wausau Child Care, Inc., Wausau, WI (2020-present)
  • Director, KinderCare Learning Center, Appleton, WI (2007-2011)


  • QR Trail Signage Project, Maple Grove Elementary, Athens, WI (2013)



  • Presenter, UW-Stevens Point, School of Education Student Visitation Event
  • Attendee, School of Education Meetings (2019-present)


  • United Way of Marathon County, Women Unite, Power of the Purse Committee Member (2020-present)

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Early Learning Leaders Member (2020-present)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (2020-present)
  • T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Alliance (2020-present)

Presentations and Publications

Fun Facts

Best advice you ever received?

Never put off till tomorrow what can be done today.

Favorite Quote?

Mahatma Gandhi — ‘The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.’

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

Members’ ability to collaboratively solve issues

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Dialoguing with students about inequality issues and encouraging them to be active agents of change.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Get to know your students and parents to create and establish a culture of caring for future success among all stakeholders.

Krista Gylund
Associate Lecturer - Education
Teaching Supervisor
America Reads Coordinator - UW-Stevens Point at Wausau and Marshfield



M.S. in Educational Psychology
UW-Madison, 2017

B.A. in Elementary Education
UW-Oshkosh, 2007

A.A.S. in Administrative Assistant
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 2002