Phone: (618) 842-6501


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S.Ed.; M.S.Ed.;

Mrs. Kristina Gardner

I am very excited to be joining the North Side School family as the Principal.  I have 14 years as an educator and taught multiple elementary grade levels K-4th.  I have worked with teachers and administrators throughout Illinois on developing and utilizing tools for measuring student growth and using data to drive instruction. I am a lifelong learner and will continue to grow and provide opportunities for growth at North Side School.  It is a priority to always put kids first and make this a student centered learning atmosphere.


My husband, Homer and two boys will be moving to Fairfield this year.  Cameron will be a Sophomore at the high school. He plays football, baseball and enjoys fishing.  Avery will be a 6th grader at Center Street and enjoys playing golf and baseball. We have 2 labs and a dachshund.  We enjoy outdoor activities and going to the beach in Florida.


We are looking forward to being a part of your community!


Kristina Gardner