Dr. Kristina Ayers Paul is the Chief Academic Officer at The Grayson School. She brings nearly twenty years of experience in gifted education and has been a member of The Grayson Research Advisory Board for over ten years. Most recently, she was the Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Research & Program Evaluation with the Lower Merion School District. Prior to that position, she was an assistant professor of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies at Purdue University where she provided leadership for the teacher endorsement program in gifted education.
Dr. Paul earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a focus on Gifted Education and Talent Development from the University of Connecticut, where she also completed a Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation. Dr. Paul has evaluated and provided program development services for gifted programs in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.