About Me

Hello My Name Is...

Kristan Bigelow

I’m a transplant to Western North Carolina; I grew up in Michigan and earned a BA in Special Education from Michigan State University in 1990. I taught in Texas for a few years before returning “home” and teaching in Fruitport, MI for 10 years. I came to TC in May of 2005, and I think I’ve truly found my niche.  

In 2014, I earned my National Board Certification in Exceptional Children. 

I have 2 great boys of my own who both are TCR graduates. Stephan is a teacher, as well, teaching Latin at Atkins Academic and Technology High School in Winston-Salem. Donovan is a recent graduate of UNCA with a degree in Mass Communications.

In my free time, I enjoy yoga, walking and hiking, puzzles, socializing wtih friends, and spending quiet time with my husband.

I started teaching the II/ECS class in the fall of 2018.  After a year of building the plane while flying it, I'm excited to start fresh this year with a plan.