Kristina Pierce. Kristina Pierce is an ELA teacher at Pioneer Central High School. She has her MsED in English Education from Buffalo State College, where she also earned her 7-12 teaching certification. Kristina has presented at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference, where she will again present in November 2022. She is the recipient of a Penny Kittle Foundation "Book Love Grant.” Kristina bases her instruction in trauma-informed, inquiry-based and culturally sustaining practices.