Kristan Peterson


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My name is Kristan Peterson. This is my first year teaching Jr. High- I have taught 5th and 6th grade for 3 years before now. Before teaching, I worked with Maricopa Community Colleges with their technology, environmental, and community outreach programs. I have also worked for the National Park Service restoring riparian habitats and monitoring rattlesnake populations. My favorite summer job, so far, was monitoring white pine blister rust in the White Mountains.

I enjoy hiking in my spare time when the weather permits, along with my family. I collect Uncle Scrooge comics and memorabilia; they remind me of my father when he would read Tío Rico comics to me as a little kid. I am also a huge Disney/Star Wars fan, especially the early 90’s cartoons. Board games and tabletop gaming are another of my hobbies.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Northern Arizona University, Master of Forestry from Northern Arizona University, and a Master of Education from Arizona State University