Kristan Nussbaum

Kristan Nussbaum

5th-8th Social Studies / Art Teacher


I graduated from Ball State University with a BA in History and Social Studies Education grades 5-12. During college, I worked at the Ball State  Museum of Art and was an exchange student at Keele University in Staffordshire, England. 

Prior to moving back to Adams County, I taught Geography, AP Government, and US History at Carmel High School for six years.  During that time, I was a Goethe-Institut scholar and was involved with Model UN, Key Club and the “We the People” Program. 

This is my second year teaching Art and my first year teaching middle school Social Studies at Zion.  My family and I are members at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Preble. 


  • BA in History and Social Studies Education - Ball State University
  • Teaching since 2014