High Point Academy’s Assistant Head of School and Director of Admissions, Kristin Haines, is a native Californian, but she has certainly seen the world. An educator with over 30 years’ experience, Mrs. Haines has worked in public, independent and international schools in five countries including Spain, Czech Republic, Norway and Canada. She has enjoyed working with children teaching preschool through sixth grade, providing therapy for students needing speech and language intervention in public schools, and as an enrichment teacher for grades K-6. Mrs. Haines’s love of education and passion about how students learn best, led her back to California, accepting a job as the Director of the Lower School at an independent school in Los Angeles. Her responsibilities included admissions, curriculum and working with teachers in the area of professional development.

High Point offered an opportunity for Mrs. Haines to work closer to home and she was appointed as the Assistant Head and Admissions Director at High Point Academy in 2011. At HPA, her responsibilities include guiding prospective families through the admissions process, coordinating daily school life and working with faculty in the areas of curriculum and professional development. She received her BA in Liberal Studies from California State University in Long Beach and an MA in Educational Leadership from California State University in San Diego. Along with her husband and son, Mrs. Haines enjoys the beauty of the San Gabriel Mountains, the beach and the cultural opportunities in Southern California. She reports that High Point has become a wonderful home for her family and she is delighted to support the continued growth and exciting future this special school has imagined.