Kristen Straut


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Central Connecticut State University 1989 Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Cambridge College, 1996 Masters in Education

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I was born and raised in a small town in Connecticut where I enjoyed swimming, playing soccer and tennis.  After high school, I attended Central Connecticut State University where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Elementary Education. I also attended Cambridge College for my Master’s degree in Education.  I have taught Kindergarten for 16 years at Lady’s Island Elementary School and Coosa Elementary.  This is my 9th year teaching first grade here at Coosa Elementary.  I love teaching Kindergarten and First Grade! 

Twenty-five years ago, I took a trip down South and decided to visit Beaufort, South Carolina.  I immediately fell in love with the area and all the friendly people. After that eye opening trip, I decided that I wanted to live in such a welcoming community. My passion is working with children and I'm thrilled to be starting my 26th year teaching here at Coosa Elementary.  I am married to my wonderful husband Matthew Straut and we have two children, Hannah (19) a sophomore at Wesleyan College and Ben (14) an ninth grader at Beaufort High Schoo