Kristen is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she received a B.A. degree in Psychology. After graduation, Kristen earned a Master’s degree in elementary education from Boston College. Kristen’s passion for teaching is boundless. She has taught grades Pre-K-6, elementary Spanish, art, and environmental science for more than 20 years. In 2008, Kristen started her own environmental literacy, library-based program called Wildthings. Kristen believes that reading is not only the cornerstone of academic success, but essential for childrens’ social and emotional well-being. In her spare time, Kristen loves hiking, birding, fossil hunting, writing picture books,and spending time with her two college-aged sons.
Grades 4 & 5 Literature Teacher