Kristine holds an MAEd from Hamline University with concentrations in reading and alternative education, as well as a B.S. in English and a B.A. in Russian Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education at Hamline University with a focus on combining reading and writing in adult literacy instruction. Over more than two decades of teaching in Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE), she has worked extensively in the areas of high school equivalency, diploma, reading and writing instruction and postsecondary transitions. She is also the ELA content expert for the Minnesota Standard Adult High School Diploma. Her recent consulting work has been focused on partnering with software and publishing companies to align ELA/ESL instructional material to the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and working with multiple states to develop and implement standards-based ELA instruction and evidence-based practices for adult literacy instruction. She continues to serve as a STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading) trainer for Minnesota ABE programs and is involved in state-level PD around the new HiSET option and in supporting programs to develop and strengthen Integrated Education and Training (IET) models.
As the ATLAS Literacy Coordinator, Kristine coordinates the Minnesota CCRS Implementation Cohort and serves as the lead for implementation of the CCR ELA standards specifically. She also presents workshops locally and nationally, researches and identifies resources for adult writing instruction, provides ELA instructional coaching (including STAR/EBRI), and co-leads the MN Language & Literacy Advisory Team (LLATe).
Contact Kristine for:
- CCRS (College & Career Readiness Standards) Cohort
- CCRS Foundations online course
- CCRS English Language Arts & Literacy (ELA) questions: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening and Language
- EBRI (Evidence-Based Reading Instruction) and STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading) instruction
- Adult Diploma & High School Equivalency (HSE)
- Language & Literacy Advisory Team