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 working on her doctorate in education at Hamline University. Over more than two decades of teaching in Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE), she has worked extensively in the areas of pre-GED and GED, 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 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 working with multiple states to develop and implement CCRS-aligned 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.
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 & ABE Foundations online courses
- CCRS English Language Arts & Literacy (ELA) questions: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening and Language
- General CCRS questions
- EBRI (Evidence-Based Reading Instruction) and STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading) instruction
- Adult Diploma
- Language & Literacy Advisory Team