Kristen Anderson

Kristen Anderson - Elementary Teacher of the Year
Posted on 05/05/2020
Kristen AndersonEvery year, USD 345 teachers nominate a representative from their building to be considered Seaman’s Teachers of the Year. This year, Kristen Anderson from North Fairview Elementary was selected by the Seaman Education Association as this year's Elementary Teacher of the Year. Kristen will be honored at a KSDE luncheon and considered for the coveted 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year later this spring.

Kristen is currently in her 18th year of teaching--15 years at Auburn-Washburn and three at North Fairview Elementary. Kristen is a team player who is receptive to trying new things such as blended learning and project based learning. She always does what is best for students and spends countless hours planning individualized lessons to meet the needs of all of her students. Kristen is always learning and growing professionally and enjoys attending professional development and sharing new information with staff.

North Fairview Principal Kelli Finnegan states, “Kristen does an outstanding job delivering instruction and sets high expectations for her students. Her use of technology, hands-on projects and student collaboration are outstanding. Kristen’s organization is a strength for her and she spends many hours outside of her duty day collaborating, organizing, planning, researching and preparing for her lessons.”

Kristen has served on various committees at North Fairview including the Building Leadership Team, Student Council, Falcon Fliers Running Club, Wellness Committee, and PTO. She is reliable, hardworking, dedicated, and professional. It is clear she loves and is dedicated to her students, school, and her profession.