Kristen Liu has joined the Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI) as the Literacy Educators Program Coordinator and Program Faculty.  She assumes primary responsibility for coordinating the pedagogical training of experienced teachers who are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills as a literacy teacher.

“I am thrilled to join the faculty at UVEI and coordinate the Literacy Educators Program,” said Liu. “I am excited to continue to build meaningful relationships with educators and support them as they either begin their practice in classrooms or develop into master literacy teachers.”

Kristen has ten years of teaching experience in early childhood and elementary schools. Throughout her teaching career, she has focused primarily on literacy instruction, both as a classroom teacher and as an interventionist. Most recently, Kristen was a special education teacher at Bradford Elementary School in Bradford, Vermont, where she collaborated with teachers, families, and administrators to support students. She is the former Special Education Coordinator and IEP Teacher at Sojourner Truth School in Harlem, New York and a former adjunct instructor at Hunter College School of Education.

After graduating cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in geography and a minor in education policy, Kristen earned her master of science in education from Hunter College School of Education in Early Childhood Development and Learning: Diverse Children and Families. Upon graduation, she received the Elena D. Gall Award for Academic Excellence in Special Education.