Phone: (910) 892-1059
Degrees and Certifications:
BS in ECD, minor in Special Education.
Mrs. Kirsten Sehen
Hello! My name is Kirsten Sehen. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and moved out here to North Carolina in the summer of 2016. My husband is in the military and that is how we ended up here, near Fort Bragg. I have one son, Odin, who will be beginning the third grade in 2020-2021. We also have a little zoo at home with 2 dogs, 2 cats, and even a fish!
I currently have a BS in Early Childhood Education & Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education. Prior to moving to North Carolina, I was a Pre-K teacher at inclusion and special education schools. I really enjoyed being a part of children's growth and development, but wanted to feel like I was able to do more. Once I moved to NC, I applied for a position within HCS. I was offered the role of EC CCR, a resource role, and have never been happier with my teaching career. It is so rewarding to be a part of the new connections these students work so hard to make. I am considered to be a Licensed Lateral Entry Special Education Teacher and I just completed taking classes at ECU to receive my continual Special Education Teaching License. The 2020-2021 school year will be my third full teacher year at Wayne Avenue.
In my classroom, we use researched-based programs for reading (SPIRE) and for math (Number Worlds). These programs are designed to help bridge the gap(s) between individual students' present levels and their instructional grade level. I use these programs along with other individualized tools and activiies in order to help each student meet and master their IEP goals in either subject. I am very excited to continue to work with each individual student-- and their families. :)