Cristi Van Horn
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I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education from BYU and a master's in early childhood curriculum and instruction from ASU. I previously taught 4th grade for 3 years in Alpine, UT. After 12 years as a "work at home mom," I am back teaching full-time at Ishikawa Elementary. Last year was my 1st year back, teaching 1st grade, and I am thrilled to be joining the 4th grade team for 2017-2018!
I am a mother to 3 boys, twins age 10 who are in 5th grade here at Ishikawa and a 13-year-old in 8th grade at Stapley Jr. High. I moved to Arizona with my family in 2012 as my husband accepted a job teaching/researching at ASU. I am originally from San Diego, CA, but grew up in Fallon, NV, and have lived in Idaho, Utah, Tennessee, and now Arizona!
I love reading books, all things Harry Potter, running, sushi, any kind of chocolate, movies, game night with my family, and have developed a recent obsession with Hamilton (the musical). I consider myself a CA girl at heart and love going back to visit the beach whenever possible.
I can't wait to get to know your children and jump into the 4th grade curriculum in a fun and engaging way in 2017-2018!