Fifth Grade Teacher
John Kersten is one of our 5th Grade teachers here at Monarch Grove. He has been teaching since 1980 and has been here at Monarch since 1994. He has taught every grade from Kindergarten through 6th Grade, except 2nd! He attended San Diego State University and has his Bachelor’s Degree and a Masters in History. He lives here in Los Osos. His lovely wife, Therese Kersten, also works here at Monarch Grove! He has 3 sons and one of them is a 6th Grade teacher at Los Ranchos in San Luis Obispo! When he is not teaching 5th Grade, Mr. Kersten enjoys music and basketball.