Literacy & ELA Coordinator
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. Over her more than 22 years of teaching in Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE), she has worked extensively in the areas of pre-GED and GED, diploma, 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 the development of online curricula, partnering with numerous software and publishing companies to align ELA/ESL instructional material to the CCRS (College and Career Readiness Standards) and coaching teacher teams to develop internal peer-mentoring structures. She continues to serve as a STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading) trainer for Minnesota ABE programs.
As the ATLAS Literacy & ELA (English Language Arts) 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, and co-leads the MN Language & Literacy Advisory Team (LLATe).
Contact Kristine for:
- CCRS (College & Career Readiness Standards) Cohort
- CCRS & ABE Foundations online courses
- CCRS English Language Arts & Literacy (ELA) questions: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening and Language
- General CCRS questions
- Adult Diploma
- Language & Literacy Advisory Team