Assistant Commissioner, CIF Southern Section
Kristine Palle received her B.A. and California Teaching credential from Cal State Fullerton. After graduation Palle taught math while working for the University of California, Irvine's Education Outreach Program. While at UCI, Palle designed a math and English SAT/College preparation program that was geared towards motivating students in low income areas towards college aspirations. After completion of her Master's in Education, Palle returned to her alma mater, Mission Viejo High School, to teach and help to turn around the girls' aquatics program. While the coach of the aquatics program, her teams captured multiple league championships and two CIF titles.
Soon after returning to Mission Viejo High School, Palle was named athletic director. Palle is in her fifth year as an Assistant Commissioner for the CIF Southern Section and is still involved in playing water polo and coaching. Recently, she was selected to the National Federation of State High School Associations Water Polo Rules Committee. Palle credits her own experience as a student-athlete, as well as the influence of her family and coaches, for the motivation to pursue her career in athletic administration. Palle looks to continue her education so she can continue to serve the CIF southern section, it's member schools, and the thousands of student-athletes who participate in high school sports.