Title: Associate Professor
Office: Creekside South, Room 120
Year Started: 1985
B.A. Judson College- Psychology & Teacher Ed.; North Park College- Teacher Ed.
M.Ed. Loyola University- emphasis in Reading & Curriculum;
Roosevelt University- Administrative Certification
Professor Kristen Stombres is a Judson graduate.She began teaching in District 300, Carpentersville; 1st and 5th grades. Kristen returned to the Judson Teacher Education program when it had only been on campus for two years. She has served as a member of the faculty for over 25 years and is the senior professor in the School of Education! You may also see Professor Stombres in various elementary classrooms throughout the Fox Valley engaged in literacy activities! She is chair of the Parents in Reading Committee for the Illinois Reading Council and is on the Board of Directors for the Northern Illinois Reading Council. Professor Stombres is a past President of College Instructors of Reading Professionals. She was instrumental in bringing Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) to Judson's campus where she serves as faculty counselor to the education honors society. She is a member of First Baptist Geneva. Professor Stombres' home is in St. Charles where she lives with her husband Jim and their three children. Awards include: Northern Illinois Reading Council-Award for Excellence, CCCU-Outstanding Alumni Award, Judson Distinguished Alumni Award.
Interests, Expertise, and Involvements
Literacy, Science, Teacher Education, Special Needs Children, Music.
International Reading Association (IRA); Illinois Reading Council (IRC); Northern Illinois Reading Council (NIRC); Fox Valley Reading Council (FVRC); Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading (OTER); National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA); and Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
I Timothy 1:12
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