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.