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Mrs. Kirstin Salter
Born and raised in Kane County, I enjoyed living on the farm with three older brothers. Upon high school graduation though, I was ready to move to Michigan, where I earned my undergraduate degree in special education at Hope College; then I moved to South Dakota to teach on the Rosebud Reservation. This was an excellent experience, but wanted to move to Wisconsin and had a great teaching experience as a special education elementary teacher in the Northwooods for 7 years. Here, I earned my Master’s Degree in special education at UWSP. After meeting my husband, who was from the IL area, and had no interest in the cold winters of Wisconsin, nor the Packers or Brewers, I moved back to Illinois. I spent 3 years training and working as a tutor for students with reading disabilities. I learned a great deal of knowledge in this area, but it was time to go back into full-time education. I began working at Opportunity School in January of 2011 and have been here since then. I continue to grow as an educator, learning-behavior specialist, and working towards certification in Wilson Reading System for students who need specialized instruction in reading. I have two children at home, and we love our weekends together and are looking forward to the Cubs baseball season again!