Kirsten has worked as a classroom teacher for 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades, a Reading Recovery teacher, a School Counselor for grades PK-6, and an ESL teacher for K-6. She has been trained in Balanced Literacy, Reading Recovery, and the the SIOP model for ESL learners. With a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, she always takes the “whole child” into account when teaching, interacting, or assessing students. Kirsten is passionate about sharing ideas and resources that nurture students…. in heart and mind.