Kristin Saito

Assistant Director of Academics and Instruction, Chair: Academic Committee

Kristin Saito has been an educator for over 14 years. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in English and Spanish and began her career at a public high school in L.A. as an English teacher and Student Government advisor before coming to Five Keys in 2013. She has taught both in-custody and in the community, and was voted L.A.'s in-custody Teacher of the Year in 2014, and served as a Teacher Development Coach before coming into her current position. She has led the school in designing several initiatives including the L.A. Art Show, STEP program, Coach/Mentor training, and The BITE. Kristin loves to create experiences for students and staff alike to be innovative and collaborative, and bring out the best in themselves and others.