“I get excited about seeing my students grow, when they work hard and improve even the slightest bit,” confides Krysten. “I just love seeing them develop as individuals.” It is this genuine compassion for her students which makes her such a valuable addition to the Norwest Christian College team.
It seems as though Krysten has always been destined to be an educator. “My Biology teacher would always let me teach the first five minutes of his class,” she says. Now herself a Biology and PDHPE teacher, Krysten has been directing her considerable efforts towards student welfare. “I think every student should feel valued and supported,” says Krysten. “Every student should have an equal opportunity to learn free from bullying.”
Krysten’s passion for life extends beyond her teaching career. As an award winning dressage rider and coach, as well as a committed canoeing, bike riding and motor cycling enthusiast, she is rarely seen at a standstill. She has consistently dedicated much of her time and energy to accompanying Duke of Edinburgh expeditions for students in Stages 5 and 6.
Not content with merely helping to shape the lives of her students, Krysten has also confessed a passion for mission work. She supports a number of missions in Burkina Faso and recently accompanied the first College student mission to Cambodia. “I believe God wants His Word spread.”