Kristy Gulledge grew up in the Carroll County school system in the Bowdon school district. She earned her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Georgia. In 2016, she earned her gifted certification. She has taught at Whitesburg since 2012, when she began as a long term EIP substitute. She taught 1st grade for three years, and this is her fifth year teaching 3rd grade ELA. Kristy currently lives in Carrollton with her husband, Cody, and their daughter, Emma.