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Hi Hornets! My name is Kirsten Craig and I am one of the LD teachers supporting 2nd-4th graders at Hartwood this year. This will be my fifth year teaching!
I grew up here in Fredericksburg with my 4 siblings. I ventured to NYC and attended Sarah Lawrence College, where I got my bachelors degree and focused on environmental education. I loved NY so much that I stayed teaching place-based education at a nature center there and pursued a Masters in Global Thought from Columbia University. After teaching on the Hudson River for a few years, I decided I wanted to get away from the fishies and into a formal classroom, so I went back to school through Teach for America and got my Masters in the Art of Teaching from Relay Graduate School. I taught 1st grade in an Integrated Co-Teaching classroom for three years in Brooklyn, where I was also a Math Curriculum Specialist for K-2. I moved back to Fredericksburg last year to be closer to family. I am so excited to join the Hartwood community! In my free time, I love baking, watching cooking shows, and playing with my sweet cat Phoebe.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the school's phone number is (540)752-4441.