A little bit about Ms. Hanson

My name is Kirsten Hanson.  I was born and raised in SW Portland.  I received my undergraduate degree from Oregon State University in International Business and a minor in French.  My focus was a career in the wine industry at the time.  When I started a family, I was able to stay at home with my son and daughter.  I have a daughter, Kristen, who will be a Freshman this year.  I also have a son, Kevin, who will be a 5th grader this year. 

A few years ago, I knew I wanted to return to work.  After volunteering in my children's elementary classrooms for 8 years, I knew what I wanted for the next phase of my career.  I recently finished graduate school in April with my Master of Teaching from George Fox University. 

This is my daughter, Kris, jumping her horse Patrick.  She loves jumping and riding and has done it since she was 8 years old.  The kids and I spend a lot of fun time at the barn.