Kristen Stombres Profile
B.A. Judson College- Psy. & Teacher Ed.; North Park College- Teacher Ed.
M.Ed. Loyola University-Emphasis in Reading and 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. This is her 28th year of service! 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 is a member of First Baptist Geneva. Professor Stombres' home is in St. Charles where she lives with her husband Jim and two of their three children. Awards include: Northern Illinois Reading Council-Award for Excellence, CCCU-Outstanding Alumni Award, Judson Distinguished Alumni Award.
Expertise / Involvements
Literacy, Science, Teacher Education, Special Needs Children, Music.
Professional Societies or Affiliations
International Reading Association (IRA); Illinois Reading Council (IRC); Northern Illinois Reading Council (NIRC); Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading (OTER); National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA)