Kristen Harstad

Hello My Name Is...

Kristen Harstad

Distance Learning Office Hours:
10:00AM - 11:00AM
3:00PM - 4:00PM

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Greetings Parents!

My name is Kristen Harstad and I'm the Writing teacher for Team C here at DCIS. I was born and raised in NW Oklahoma City. I am a proud product of Putnam City Schools and am a 1996 graduate from Putnam City North. I attended Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) where I was a member of Tri Delta and graduated in 2000. In 2003 I married my husband, Clay, who is a commercial architect. We have two daughters who both attend Deer Creek schools. Courtney is in the 6th grade and Cassidy is in 3rd grade.


This will be my 13th year teaching and my sixth year teaching 5th grade here at DCIS. I've previously taught 3rd and 4th grade at Northridge Elementary in Putnam City. In 2012 I was named Teacher of the Year l and it was such an honor to be recognized by my peers.


In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, crafting, cooking, and traveling. My family and I are big fans of the OKC Thunder and Energy.  Along with sports, we support the arts and attend all the Broadway shows that come to town.


My favorite subject is - take a guess- writing! It's my passion to help students become clear communicators and watch their imagination come to life. I see writing as a life skill that they will use everyday beyond the classroom. I'm excited to share my passion with your child and guide them through a successful 5th grade year on Team C.