Who We Are

Christen Kochanski

B.A. Elementary Education - Learning Disabilities


Christen Kochanski graduated from Aquinas College in 2006 with a major in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities and a minor in Language Arts. She has had a relationship with LMA since she completed her student teaching at Lake Michigan Academy in 2006. She began her teaching career in a Resource Room at a private school in Grand Rapids. She spent seven years at this school working with students in grades K-8. She was also the Summer Program Director at LMA 2009-2011. After seven years in the classroom, she wanted to widen her lens, yet remain in the education field. For the last three years she has been the Education Services Director at SLD Read.  Through this position she was able to work with individuals, schools and the community. She continued to learn and diversify her professional development experiences. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family. She is married and has one son. She loves taking walks, especially with her two dogs. She also has a passion for photography, although she is not a professional! She is now returning home now to the classroom and is so excited to be working at the elementary level.


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