Mrs. Gitlin

6th Grade Dean

Hi Timberwolves!

My name is Mrs. Kristin Gitlin and I am extremely excited to start my fifth year at Trailside! I am the 6th grade dean this year at TMS and am excited to start this new position. Before becoming dean I taught four years of math at Trailside (Math 6 to most recently Algebra I). Prior to becoming a Timberwolf I taught 7th grade math for 5 years at Seneca Ridge Middle School. I grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from Stone Bridge High School (go bulldogs!), then moved to Columbia, South Carolina for college. I graduated from the University of South Carolina (go gamecocks!) in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Middle School Education. The summer of 2017 I graduated from Shenandoah University with my Masters Degree in Educational Administration.

When I'm not at work I love playing sports, exploring new places with my family and friends, and playing with my dog, Toby! I have played both soccer and basketball since I was a kid and continue to play soccer now. In college I learned to play volleyball, softball, and flag football. I enjoy golfing in the spring time and snowboarding when the winter weather cooperates. In the fall I love to attend USC and Redskin football games whenever I can! I am also a huge fan of the Nationals, Wizards, and the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Capitals!

This year I hope to form a meaningful connection with each 6th grader by supporting them with their interests, such as clubs, sports, music, and other activities. I enjoy helping students both behaviorally and academically, and look forward to seeing what each student can accomplish. My hope for all of the 6th graders is that they are not only better students, but better people, by the time they leave us at Trailside!


"Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good."

Minor Myers Jr.

Mrs. Gitlin

Our boy, Toby, playing at the Outer Banks this summer!

Our first dog, Sadie!

Ms. Leek, Ms. Holmberg, and myself as the 3 Blind Mice!

Duct Tape Challenge at 2018 TMS Mini Thon!