Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Kristen McGregor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at the USC Rossier School of Education. In addition to teaching, Dr. McGregor is the principal at Belmont High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She is currently leading the school through a transformation process in order to improve graduation rates and the teaching and learning process of a highly diverse and globally represented high school. Dr. McGregor also works with the scoring team for the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT).
Dr. Kristen McGregor has served in several local districts, including Pasadena Unified School District, where she taught elementary and middle school as well becoming an administrator of both elementary and secondary levels, making her one of few who has served at all levels from pre-kindergarten to adult learners. Other districts she has served in include Mountain View and Burbank. Dr. McGregor has successfully closed the achievement gap at several schools and provided professional development to improve the teaching at her schools and share the strategies needed to best serve learners.
Throughout her career as a school leader, she was also a leader for a local Girl Scout troop from Brownies through Ambassadors and their Gold Awards. Dr. McGregor earned her BA from the University of Southern California, her BFA from the Art Center College of Design, her MA from Point Loma Nazarene University, and her EdD in Civic Engagement in Urban Education from the University of Southern California.
Dr. McGregor is passionate about civic engagement and social justice and loves working with students in their quest to be successful in their educational journey. Her current focus is working with the students from Central and South America.