KRISTA DEKRYGER is currently an educator for Gwinnett County Public Schools. Prior to this role, she spent over 15 years in non-profits and their operational, departmental, and programmatic development. Her background and experience includes working with governmental agencies/officials, Fortune 100 companies, non-profits, higher education, the military, museum personnel, celebrities, school systems and their administrators.
Krista served as Vice President – Operations and Talent Development for Junior Achievement of Georgia, a Transition Specialist at Wounded Warrior Regiment, Wounded Warrior Battalion West for the United States Marine Corps on Camp Pendleton, Director for Instructional Initiatives |Business Manager | Facilitator for Uncommon Leadership, LLC, and as the Vice President of Education for New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Krista was awarded the 2013 Wounded Warrior Regiment Civilian of the Year and is also proud of her work with over 300 transitioning Marines and their spouses during a privately-run career transition program which traveled to North Carolina and California monthly.
Krista is honored to be the Chief Communications Officer for VETLANTA. Currently, along with this great work, Krista is also a volunteer for Hire Heroes USA, the Norcross Cooperative Ministry, and Norcross’s Discovery Garden.
Krista earned a Bachelors Degree in English Literature from Rutgers College and a Masters Degree in Education from Bank Street College of Education. She is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventor assessor and uses this training to help others in their career paths.
Krista is married to Major Timothy deKryger, USMC (ret).