First Grade Teacher
Therese Kersten has been teaching since 1980. After teaching at Pacheco Elementary, she took some time off to raise her three boys. She came back to education as a teacher for the home/hospital program, and was also a substitute. This led to her being here at Monarch Grove as the Title One teacher, Reading Recovery, and intervention specialist. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education, and a Masters Degree in Elementary Curriculum. She is lucky enough to live and work in the same community. Her husband also teaches here at Monarch Grove in 5th grade. One of her sons has joined the teaching profession at Los Ranchos school, teaching 6th grade. She loves to garden, jog, and read---- of course!! She is excited to now be teaching first grade at Monarch Grove!