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. I taught 1st grade for 1 year at Ishikawa before teaching 2 years in 4th. I am thrilled to be teaching in 5th grade for the 2019-2020 school year!
I am a mother to 3 boys, twins age 12 who are in 7th grade at Stapley and a 15-year-old in 10th grade at Mountain View 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, yoga, sushi, See's chocolate, vanilla Coke Zero, movies, game night with my family, and I have recently developed an obsession with the Broadway play Hamilton. 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 5th grade curriculum in a fun and engaging way in 2019-2020!