Degrees and Certifications:
Licensed by the State of Illinois BA in Early Childhood
Mrs. Kristen Relaz
I grew up in a long line of Pastors and Teachers! I earned my BA in Early Childhood Education at Concordia University in Chicago and was lucky enough to student teach here at St. Peter in Kindergarten and Second Grade. After graduation I started my official teaching career as the Half-Day Kindergarten teacher. After four years I switched gears to become the Full-Day Kindergarten teacher. Four more years later I took some time off to become a full time mom, while substituting at local schools. When it was time for me to return to the work force I was welcomed back to St. Peter as a Half-Day Preschool teacher for one year before I moved to Second grade for five years. I now have returned to my Early Childhood roots and moved to Full Day Preschool. I have loved every grade I have taught and enjoy the unique gifts each age level presents! My goal is to make sure every child feels safe and loved in my classroom. I stress to my kids every day that Jesus loves them, and it is so important to laugh every day!