Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts/Liberal Studies Biola University 1995 Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision University of Phoenix 2000 Early Childhood Endorsement Birth-Age 8 Structured English Immersion Endorsement K-12 Full Gifted Endorsement K-12
Mrs. Kristine Paul
I have been a part of the Desert Sun family since 1997. I was a first grade teacher for 6 years (1997-2003). After having two wonderful children, and wanting to spend those early years with them, I was a substitute in CCUSD for 5 years (2003-2008). I am now in my 13th year teaching Kindergarten (2008-2020) and also have the unique opportunity to "loop" with half of my class from last year to form a K/1 combo for this 2020-2021 school year. It is an honor and a joy to encourage and watch these young minds grow and develop in the busy life at school.
I have had the opportunity to live in New Mexico, Texas, California and Arizona (in that order). My favorite place to spend time is in Sedona. I have a big heart for music and love country and blues. I collect Tweety birds and giraffes. When a quiet moment greets me, I enjoy an iced cup of coffee, a piece of dark chocolate, a nice walk or a nap! I also have many puzzles in my home that I have enjoyed completing and framing. With my family, I love to attend baseball/football games, enjoy a bbq together or learn something new at a museum, aquarium or zoo!
I graduated from Biola University (La Mirada, California) in 1995 with a degree in Liberal Studies, and minors in communication and bible. In 2000, I completed my Master's degree in Administration and Supervision at the University of Phoenix. I also have my Early Childhood, SEI and K-12 full-gifted endorsement. Using technology in the classroom is something I love to do to embrace learning and make it fun. It is important for me to keep up with this changing world! I plan to be a life-long learner, as I try to instill in all of my students, and open my road to many new experiences in the future. See you at school! ~Kristine Paul
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