Phone: 480-473-3052


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Elementary Education Teacher Certification

Kristi Hiner

Hi, I am Kristi Hiner and I am excited to start my second year teaching 6th grade and my fifth year working here at Lone Mountain.  Prior to getting my state teaching certification I worked as a paraprofessional at Lone Mountain in 5th and 6th grade Resource.  A little about me, I graduated from the University of Missouri with a Hospitality Degree which led to some amazing jobs at  some of the top resorts here in the Valley.  I have two kids which is what led me to a career change.  Once my youngest started school I became a substitute teacher and found my passion for working with students.  My kids are now 11 and 13 and love to play sports so outside of the school I spend a lot of time at various fields and courts.  My family is currently into camping and we are working on visiting the many amazing places Arizona has to camp, hike and other fun outdoor activities.  


Educational Philosophy

  • I believe that students learn best when they feel comfortable in their learning environment, are engaged in what they are learning, and see purpose to what they are learning. My goal is to encourage students to express themselves and be respectful to others in the classroom. I also believe it is important to connect what students are learning to real world situations.