Kirsten

Kristen Kunze

Executive Director for Johnson County Montessori School and North Star Academy 

Kristen has spent the last 11 years in the early childhood and early childhood special education fields. She has served many roles in a variety of early childhood classrooms, including teaching in an elementary school-based preschool classroom, an inclusionary early childhood special education classroom and an early childhood special education classroom that served the intensive and behavioral needs of children on the autism spectrum. Kristen supported early childhood teachers in a local school district by developing individualized programming for children with intensive learning and behavioral needs, creating professional learning opportunities and modeling best practice strategies for classroom teachers and staff. She has her master’s degree in Early Childhood Unified and is currently pursuing an Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership.¬†