Kirsten holds a B.A. in foreign language education and an M.A. in French with a focus on developing writing and reading skills. She has taught French and Spanish at the middle school, high school, and college levels, and spent a year teaching English to students at the University of Caen in France. When her son finished second grade declaring that his favorite subjects were “recess and dismissal,” she decided to switch jobs and became a full-time homeschooler. She currently supports her daughter who is navigating a path through high school at home and she cheers her son on as he studies 3-D animation in college.
She teaches courses in language arts, improvisation, and cross-curricular studies at her local co-op and delights in inventing classes such as Wizard Language Arts and Build It! Kirsten has a passion for oral storytelling and has written stories that were performed at the Brandywine Storytelling Festival in Kennett Square, PA, the National Youth Storytelling Showcase in Orem, UT, and the International Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. She is planning to write her second novel as part of National Novel Writing Month and writes fan fiction with her daughter for fun. When she’s not thinking up new stories to tell, you can find her cooking, tinkering with robots, or dreaming about her next trip.