My name is Kristen Dembroski, and I am a Reading Specialist at a middle school in Milwaukee, WI. I am National Board certified, and I also hold a Reading Teacher and English Language Learner licenses. My passion and my goal is to develop innovative new ways to reach kids and get them reading, writing, and thinking.
I have 9 years of classroom experience teaching language arts, social studies, and reading interventions. Our middle school is ‘one-to-one,’ which means each of our students receives his/her own iPad to use both in and out of school. I love all of the flexibility and innovation this allows us!
I completed my doctorate in 2015 in language and literacy with a focus on digital literacy. The title of my study is “Online Reading Comprehension: An Explanatory Sequential Study of Middle School Students.” I experimented with the ORCA (Online Reading Comprehension Assessment), which was developed by Dr. Leu and his amazing team at the University of Connecticut.
Besides being a teacher and a mother, I also try to have a life now and again. I consider myself to be a fairly crafty person – I enjoy calligraphy, knitting, cross-stitching, and painting. I love to workout, AND I love to cook and bake; if it weren’t for my sweet tooth, I might actually be able to shed a few pounds at the gym! I am a very organized person, and I love finding new ways to streamline things in our house to be more efficient. I guess that’s just the teacher in me.
My husband, Ryan, is an actor, producer, and pilot. Ryan and I are always up for a great adventure. We’ve traveled abroad, gone on a hot air balloon ride, done a 5K and half-marathon, kayaked in the ocean, sang in a choir, gone zip-lining, flown in a two-seater plane, been in several movies and commercials together, and generally are up for any fun adventure we can do together.
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My dauther Elaine Rocket & Ruffy Me and my husband, Ryan
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