My name is Kirsten Jansen and I have been teaching at Challenger since 2009. I graduated in May of 2007 from the University of Minnesota, Morris with a degree in Elementary Education and Spanish. I also completed my Master's Degree in Reading Education at the University of North Dakota in December 2013. I live with my husband, Mick, and our three daughters, Lucia, Lena, and Linnea. I'm very excited to be teaching first grade at such a wonderful school here in Thief River Falls!