Before coming to Partnership for Resilience, Kristine served as an Instructional Resource and Professional Development Director with the Illinois Education Association – NEA (IEA-NEA). Since 2016, her primary role was developing and delivering professional development to meet the IEA-NEA’s objectives of building awareness of the research from the Kaiser Permanente ACEs study, the public health crisis of toxic-stress, the importance of mitigating and preventing its impact on our youth. Kristine has worked diligently to help implement trauma-responsive practices in schools throughout Illinois. Additionally, Kristine also has over 15 years of classroom teaching experience in both the comprehensive high school and alternative high school settings. Kristine holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hampton University and a Master of Arts in Public Policy Administration from National Louis University.