Kristen is a first grade teacher for Mount Vernon City Schools. She has been teaching 21 years, and has a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. She has been involved in artsIQ for the last nine years. She team teaches with Sarah Gratz to provide theater education and workshops, and they have been an integral part of the rehearsals and performances from the beginning of artsIQ. Kristen and Sarah work with the children in all aspects of the production which include auditions, rehearsals, scheduling, volunteers, backstage, publicity, and performances.