Kristen is a lead teacher in the pre-kindergarten classroom, where she is known for her diversity, inclusiveness, and knowledge of special education. She has been a Play and Grow instructor and has integrated nature-based education into her teaching after completing a graduate certificate in this area. She has worked in various programs, including working in an infant and toddler looping classroom. One of her other responsibilities is providing mentoring and coaching to support university students in becoming confident and competent in early childhood education. In her free time, Kristen voluntarily serves on a Red Clay School District committee to support play in kindergarten. She is also a co-founder of the Delaware Chapter of Inside Outside. Kristen is currently applying for her Master’s degree.