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Hello! My name is Kristen Layton and I am so excited to be teaching 2nd grade at Hickory Ridge Elementary. This year marks my 6th year in teaching, making it soon to be the best year yet. I began my teaching career in Cabarrus County and I am happy to be here. I recieved my Bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte and received my Masters degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
I have two cats named Daisy and Sullivan (who are actually brother and sister), a husky puppy named Jenna, and a 6 month old daughter named Nora. It is quite busy at home! :) In my 'spare time' I love to create (from painting to DIY home projects), being outside in nature; hiking, kayaking, skiing, and running, traveling, and hanging out with my daughter, pets, family and friends. Some of my favorite things are coffee, plants, children, and cats!
I look forward to teaching your student and getting to know their families. Go Cowboys!