Kristen McDermott

First Grade & Physical Education Teacher




Tabernacle holds a very special place in my heart. I attended Tabernacle as a student from kindergarten to eighth grade, worked as a daycare worker for many years, and this is currently my eighth year as a teacher! I received my degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Special Education from Azusa Pacific University. I worked in the LA school district after college but felt the Lord calling me back to the Bay Area to teach at Tabernacle. I have taught first grade for seven years, but this year I will be assisting in first grade and teaching PE. I am expecting my first child in December and will transition into my new role of mom and substitute teaching for the remainder of the year. I feel so blessed to teach at a school where I can help instill the importance of education all while helping students reach their God-given potential!