First Grade Teacher
Hello! My name is Kristen Bisard, and I teach first grade at Thomas Read Elementary. This is my first year teaching first grade as I "looped" with my Kindergarten class from last year. We're all learning what first grade is all about. There is so much growth that happens at this level. I'm excited to be part of it!
Before teaching first grade, I taught Kindergarten for five years, and preschool many years prior to that. Early childhood has always appealed to me. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Language Arts from Grand Valley State University, and a Master's Degree/ZA Endorsement in Early Childhood Education, also from Grand Valley State University.
My husband and I live in Rothbury with our twin teenage daughters. My hobbies include chasing my kids around, spending time with family, camping, reading, and traveling.
I am also the district contact person for Maxine's Closet-- A local non-profit which helps provide local children with school/winter clothing and back-to-school necessities.