Kristen Vincent is assistant director of marketing for Center for Responsive Schools and has over twenty years of experience working in education. She began her teaching career as an educator at the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts. Kristen was also a classroom teacher for ten years at the Newman Elementary School in Needham, Massachusetts, where she was first introduced to the Responsive Classroom approach during a summer workshop. She quickly developed a passion for Responsive Classroom teaching practices after experiencing the positive impact the approach had on her classroom community. She holds a bachelor of science in education from Wheelock College and a master’s in special education from Simmons University. Kristen lives in Westborough, Massachusetts, with her daughter, and serves as an elected member of the Westborough School Committee.