My name is Kristopher Taft. I live in Portland, OR but I’ve taught in the Beaverton School District (a suburb of PDX) for 17 years.
I’ve always taught 4th and 5th grade. Math is my JAM and I love learning about better ways to engage my students in the “Universal Language.”
Three years ago I left the classroom and I’ve been a coach and mentor to new teachers. I love the work and to be honest, I appreciate that I have A LOT more free time to pursue more learning opportunities – because being an elementary classroom teacher is the hardest job in education!