Kristin Ballou

Kristin Ballou

Acadamic Support Centers Faculty


Kristin Ballou was born in Ogden, Utah. In 1986, she earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary science education and in 2012, she enrolled in a master’s program in instructional technology at Idaho State University. Kristin has been employed in various educational settings and has worked with a wide range of learners for over 30 years. Her experience includes running a preschool program and teaching both science and math at the junior high and high school level. She has been employed at BYU-Idaho since 2002.

Kristin and her husband, Rich, have been married for almost 20 years. They have three children and one grandson, with another grandson on the way. Kristin enjoys spending time with family, traveling, playing tennis, skiing, running, hiking, and serving others. She has held multiple Church callings in her life including Primary teacher, Relief Society teacher, Young Women advisor, Sunday School teacher, and Young Women president. Kristin is currently serving as the Relief Society president in her ward.

Spiritual Preparation

Please respond to the question below on the devotional discussion board:

What are some commonplace, everyday experiences that have made you happy in a lasting way?

When you face challenges that threaten your happiness, what do you do?