Krista Hyme

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Krista Hyme

Johnnycakes Corners Elementary (Olentangy Local Schools)


Krista's service to the community is one of the reasons why she is such a great role model for young learners. Krista is a docent at the zoo and a volunteer for the Franklin County Dog Shelter. Her kindergarten students get the opportunity to work with the Partners in Conservation from the zoo and their initiative to save gorillas. Through the shelter, Krista has established a program where people with therapy/service dogs visit the school to read with the students. The program is now seven years old and has enhanced many children's love of reading. She has also brought Agility Ability to the school. The dog agility program helps students gain confidence and skills as they move the dogs through a series of obstacles.

- Nominated by a faculty member at Johnnycakes Elementary