Miss Kristen Grafton
Get to know Miss Grafton
- BA - University of South Florida (2016)
- MA - University of South Florida (2020)
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Lakeland Christian SchoolOne of the core values of LCS is the belief that we are partnering with parents in the Christian education of their children. We believe that mutual respect, communication and involvement by all partners is essential for success of our mission.LCS is a school. We believe that being a Christian school and being a top-flight academic institution should not be mutually exclusive. On the contrary, we take the mandate of Colossians 3:23 that calls us to strive to be the best. We provide a variety of rigorous, engaging, academic and co-curricular activities that enable students to identify and express the full range of their unique gifts and abilities.
WHAT LED YOU TO LAKELAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL?
I am an LCS grad! I attended LCS for my high school years, and my high school experience was everything I ever could have wanted and more. I believe wholeheartedly in what LCS is doing for its students both spiritually and academically. LCS is like family and a big part of the reason I am where I am today. I am so excited to be on the other side of the equation to educate students in the light of God’s Word.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO TEACH IN YOUR CLASS?
As an avid reader and English teacher, I love literature. I love guiding students to dig deeper into the meaning of books and exploring how and why authors communicate the way that they do. I also love writing and teaching students to express their thoughts in the written word. I think it is empowering for students to learn to write well. As an alumna, I know just how many doors were opened for me due to my excellent LCS education, specifically in English. I love helping students become the best writers they can be so that they can achieve whatever goals they have set for themselves.
WHAT IS ONE FUN FACT THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I am left-handed, I was a triple major in college, I am conversational in American Sign Language, I enjoy creative writing, and I am a huge hockey fan!