Professor Kristen Stombres is a Judson graduate. She began teaching in District 300, Carpentersville in the 1st and 5th grades. Kristen returned to the Judson Teacher Education program when it had only been on campus for two years in 1985.
You may also see Professor Stombres in various elementary classrooms throughout the Fox Valley engaged in literacy activities. Professor Stombres is a past President of the Northern Illinois Reading Council and Past President of College Instructors of Reading Professionals (CIRP) and is currently on the CIRP board. She is a member of Chapel Street Church in Geneva. Professor Stombres’ home is in St. Charles where she lives with her husband Jim. Awards include Northern Illinois Reading Council Award for Excellence, CCCU-Outstanding Alumni Award, Judson Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Golden Eagle Award for dedication and service to Judson University and the community..
- B.A. Judson College-Psychology & Teacher Education; North Park College-Teacher Education
- M.Ed. Loyola University-Emphasis in Reading and Curriculum;
- Roosevelt University-Administrative Certification
Literacy, Science, Teacher Education, Children with Exceptionalities, Music.
International Literacy Association (ILA); Illinois Reading Council (IRC); Northern Illinois Reading Council (NIRC); Fox Valley Reading Council (FVRC); College Instructors of Reading Professionals (CIRP); Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading (OTER); National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA); Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education.