Krista Pezold is honored to be joining the Music Department at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Although she is a native Northern Virginian who attended Mt. Vernon High School and George Mason University, she has spent the past sixteen years teaching middle school band in Cobb County, a suburb in northwest Atlanta, GA. Before moving to Atlanta, Ms. Pezold was the Assistant High School Band Director at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax for six years, where she taught both middle and high school bands, marching band, middle school jazz band, high school trombone choir, and AP Music Theory. Ms. Pezold earned a bachelor’s degree in Decision Sciences in 1987, worked in the field for six years, but then returned to school to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s in music at George Mason. She is thrilled to be coming back home and is looking forward to joining the Lake Braddock family. Ms. Pezold is an avid gardener, and she also enjoys freelance work as a trombonist and volunteering for local non-profit organizations in her free time.