Teaching Experience

    12 Years

Field Experience

    30 Years

My name is Kristin. The loves of my life include God, music, and my nieces and nephews. I have loved music since I was a little girl and sang a duet with my mom for the first time when I was in Kindergarten. My mom instilled many loves in me … God, music, teaching are among them. When I was in 5th grade I started playing flute. I have continued playing flute, but have also learned to play every instrument, most notably the piano and violin. One of my greatest joys is playing violin with the symphonic orchestra in my town. Music was always a passion. I have wanted to teach others to love music the way that I do for as long as I can remember.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and a Master of Divinity in Psychology and Counseling. I love being in the classroom. The joy of watching the “aha” moments is indescribable. I have taught all ages from preschool all the way through adults. My first experience with teaching was when I was in High School and I taught the preschool group in my church on Wednesday nights.
Even though my degree is in music, I have also done two long-term sub jobs in English, as well as teaching Bible “classes” in my church for all ages. I have also obtained a TESOL certification and have substitute taught in a diverse school district.

I grew up in a Christian home, and early on I knew that I was a sinner and needed Jesus to save me. I began serving Him from that early age. I went on a mission trip between my junior and senior year of high school to Venezuela. It changed the way I saw the blessings that I had been given. I went to a Christian college and seminary. Those two places helped develop tools to build my relationship with God. I went through some really difficult situations after I graduated from high school, including being the victim of violence. Then my mom died of cancer. Those difficult situations taught me about my faith. My trust in God grew through these situations. They helped me learn more about who He is. One thing about my mom’s death is that I had always gone to her when I was frustrated by something or needed help. Because I no longer had my mom to talk to, I had to talk to God. Of course, I should have been talking to Him all along.
I know that the experiences I have been through have assisted me in ministering to others. That is my heart’s desire. To help others to find a relationship with God.

I love learning. I spend a lot of time reading. I also like swimming and of course, music. I play violin with the symphonic orchestra in my town. I play piano and flute and sing with the worship team at our church. I have 10 nieces and nephews and I love to spoil them. Cooking for others is something I love, that came from the many times I joined my mom in the kitchen.

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