Mrs. Kirstin Hanna is passionate about her job. She values the opportunity to share Christ through education, fellowship and worship, and to prepare the students for the challenges of high school and the world beyond.
Kirstin places special emphasis on the appropriate use of technology in the classroom. In a world where children are exposed to increasing amounts of technology at an ever-younger age, Kirstin feels that it is crucial to incorporate computers and online resources as a way to engage today’s students in methods of learning that they find at once familiar and challenging. Furthermore, the students’ future careers will almost undoubtedly require technological literacy, and Kirstin hews to the philosophy that it is never too early to start teaching children to use and explore technology in useful, educational ways.
Recognizing that learning and keeping abreast of educational technology is a lifelong process not only for her students but for herself as well, Kirstin obtained a Masters Degree in Classroom Technology from Bowling Green State University in 2009. This degree supplements her B.A. in Education from the University of Toledo and her completion of the Concordia University Education Network-Teacher Colloquy program.
Outside of school, Kirstin enjoys spending time with her husband, their two young children and their long-haired dachshund.