Kristian comes with a dynamic personality that inspires all around him to succeed. With a high play drive, he brings a fun and emotionally healthy element to all organizations he works with. He has a determination for success and is equipped with the skills to see a project through implementation. A self motivated and proactive leader, he achieved the highly revered Eagle Scout Award while in his youth and has since gone on to create and implement several school and community programs which have led to additional awards and nominations. Kristian has a passion for education and a commitment to ensure equal access to quality education for all students.
MAEd. from Antioch University- Seattle
B.A. Education Western Washington University: Special Education K-12, General Education K-8
High School Diploma Culver Military Academy, Culver, IN.
September 2003-June 2004
September 1998-June 2003
April 1998-June 1998
6th / 4th Grade Elementary Teacher, LWSD Rosa Parks Elem., Redmond, WA.
Served on various building committees and Outdoor School Leadership
Worked with severe behavior disordered children in a half day self-contained program
Provided assistance to children in inclusive classrooms
Nov. 2007 Started Annual “Veteran Appreciation” Program
~ grown into a school wide program with 100’s of participants!
2007 - 2008 Invented “Super Squad” school wide Community Service Program
~ responsible to school, local retirement center, and troops in Iraq
1998 - 2003 Member of Granite Falls HERO mentor program for MS & HS students
~ Frequent visits to build friendship in student life through adventure
2001 - 2002 Directed Washington Reading Corp “Before School Reading Program”
~ Taught 4-6th Grade in Monte Cristo Elementary, Granite Falls, WA. ~ Supervisor of WRC, community members, curriculum instruction, and records
2000 - 2001 Leader in “Caught You Being Good” incentive program, Monte Cristo Elementary
~ organized and presented to all school- coupons and prizes ~ Collaborated with parent group for financial backing
1992- 1997 Site Director and Camp Counselor, YMCA, Bellingham, WA.
~ Coordinated before and after school care for elementary students
1996 - 1998 Director, Support Staff and Camp Counselor, Camp Four Winds, Orcas Island
~ Director of Junior Camp resident camp ~ Head of waterfront, safety, boating sports/trips, and marine awareness- US Sailing Cert. ~ Trained staff and facilitated content and student learning for students ages 8-16 ~ Oversaw safety and maintenance of equipment and waterfront area
Summer 1991 Camp Counselor, Boys and Girls Club, Bellevue, WA.
~ Worked as a counselor for youth grades K-5
Additional Leadership Roles
2005 - 2008 LWSD Margaret Mead’s Safety Patrol Coordinator
2005 - 2008 LWSD Member of Margaret Mead’s Leadership Team
~ Responsible for coordinating overnight programs ~ Coordinated community relations, curriculum, safety, budget, counselors, logistics ~ Directed annual hike, planned lessons featuring the historic town of Monte Cristo
1999 - 2002 6th Grade Team Leader, Granite Falls, WA.
~ In middle and elementary school settings
1999 - 2002 Member of Learning Improvement Team, Granite Falls School District
~ 6th Grade Representative for financial, curriculum, health, and safety decisions in both elementary and middle school settings
2000 - 2001 Teacher Mentor for Sixth Grade Staff, Granite Falls, WA.
~ Mentored 6th grade teacher for inclusion classroom ~ Collaborated with mentee and principal for evaluation
1996 - 1997 Instructor at Western Washington University for 100 level classes
~ Instructed lacrosse, racquetball and folk/square dancing classes
Spring 2003 Men’s Lacrosse Coach for Eastside Lacrosse Club
~ offensive coordinator
Fall 2002-3 Middle and High School Girls Soccer Coach, Granite Falls, WA
Related Skills and Accomplishments
Six time Nominee for the “Learning Promotion- Sammi Award” (January 2008)
~ “for a person whose enriching/inspiring contributions create enthusiasm for learning”
Recipient of the “Stella Staff Award 2007” (May 2007)
~ In recognition of outstanding contribution to Sammamish community
Women’s Lacrosse Coach for Snohomish Lacrosse Club (Feb. 2002 to May 2003)
~ Started and single-handedly coached Varsity, Jr. Varsity and Middle School team ~ Two time recipient of “Sportswomanship Award”
Certified Instructor for CPR, First Aid, and Life Guarding Classes (Spring 1996 to February 2005)
Earned rank of Eagle Scout (Spring 1991)
~ Constructed the Wetherill Nature Preserve, Bellevue, WA
Toured twenty-two foreign countries
~Visited schools in Mexican orphanage, English outdoor school, Spanish university, Norwegian alternative high-school and kindergarten, Swiss mountain school, German high-school, and Austria home-school