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Welcome to my site. My name is Kristen Lagao and I am proud to be a graduate student in the Master in Teaching Program at Seattle University!

I am originally from Columbus, Ohio and have been in Seattle since June, 2010. Before relocating, I earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology from The Ohio State University, and I spent three years living in Hawaii, where I met my husband, Mathew.

I am passionate about my family, food and the outdoors. Growing up I played competitive soccer, but I've recently adopted low impact activities such as hiking, biking and swimming.

Before returning to school, I volunteered for the Special Olympics and worked as a recruiter and new-employee trainer for Apple Inc. From these experiences I learned the importance of creative, kinesthetic teaching and I am excited to incorporate these techniques into my classroom. Additionally, I believe, wholeheartedly, that every child can be successful, and l look forward to inspiring kindness, curiosity and confidence in each of my students!

Thank you for reading about me and my goals as a teacher. Please visit my Technology Tools on the left side of this page.