Kristin Larsen currently teaches 5th and 6th grade English at the Folk Arts Cultural Treasures school in Chinatown, which was just awarded a National Blue Ribbon for closing the achievement gap. She and her husband reside in Havertown with their 15-month-old daughter, a future Chestnutwold student. After growing up in Wall, New Jersey, Kristin earned her B.A. at Tufts University and an M.A. at George Mason University in multicultural/multilingual education. Having taught across grades K-8 in Northern Virginia and Delaware, she is currently working on her dissertation for a Doctorate of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. As a member of the Haverford School Board, Kristin will draw on her professional background to advocate for looking beyond test scores and teaching the whole child. She supports a curriculum that teaches about different cultures so that students are prepared to live and work in our diverse, global society. Kristin will also work to increase dialogue with the community in order to ensure that Haverford’s school board is accessible and responsive to its constituency of parents, students, and teachers.