Prior to her current position, Kirsten spent several years at school sites as an elementary principal, assistant principal, and dean. Before working in administration, Kirsten was a staff developer in school improvement support for the NWRPDP. Preceding NWRPDP, Kirsten was employed with the Nevada Department of Education as a state consultant in school improvement under NCLB. Her classroom experience ranges from pre-K through college in the areas of music, French, Spanish, elementary classroom, and English as a Second Language, in addition to other subjects as the times dictated! She has taught abroad in Denmark and France as well as in both private and public schools. Providing professional development to teachers and administrators has been a recurring theme in her career from district professional development in Douglas County to statewide consultant.