Mrs. Carter is a fifth-grade teacher at CIS. She is a Mesquite High School graduate and received her degree from Texas A&M Commerce. Mrs. Carter is married to James Carter and has 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Hobbies that she and her husband enjoy are hunting and fishing. 
Mrs. Carter has been employed with Canton ISD for 2 years and what she enjoys most about her job is celebrating with kids when they experience success and showing them failures do not define them.
Mrs. McLeod, CIS Principal says "Mrs. Carter makes a positive impact daily in the way she genuinely cares for her students. Her desire to build a sense of community and promote positivity with those around her is apparent. Each year her students truly become a family. You can see it and feel it through their daily interactions both in and out of the classroom. Not only does she exude a sense of family and community in her classroom, but this year she has dedicated much time and put forth great effort in successfully encouraging these same core values across the entire campus with the implementation of our CIS House System. Kristi's passion, dedication for children, and love of education show to all on the campus as she was voted by her peers to be CIS's September 2022 "Employee of the Month."