Kristi Baird

Our executive director, Kristi Baird, has more than 20 years of experience molding young minds in Memphis.


Kristi Baird has remained a pillar in the local education community for more than 20 years, serving in various roles throughout her career, including teacher, guidance counselor, vice principal, principal and assistant superintendent. 

Prior to assuming her role as executive director of Compass Community Schools, Kristi held several positions with Jubilee Catholic Schools, starting with a third grade teaching position at St. John Catholic School in the Orange Mound area. Baird served ten years at St. John as a teacher and administrator. She was named assistant superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Memphis in 2013 and the superintendent of the Jubilee Schools in 2016.

Kristi began her career in education in the public school system and taught special education at a local private school. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Christian Brothers University. Kristi and her husband, Brian, have three sons.