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Dr. Kristin Cronk
Hello, and Welcome to the Mountainside Community!
I am a Colorado native, and was born in Denver and have lived in the mountains near Conifer, Colorado for most of my life. This has led to a lifelong love of the mountains, and other than the few years I left Colorado for my bachelor’s degree and some time abroad, I have spent as much time as possible adventuring around the mountains of Colorado.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and French with a minor in International Studies from Clark University outside of Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating, I lived in Paris for a year while I taught graduate-level English classes in Versailles, before returning to Colorado and working as a paraeducator and substitute teacher. I then went back to school at the University of Colorado for my doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in School Psychology. During my doctoral program, I worked at several schools in the Denver area, as well as Mount Saint Vincent Home, a residential setting for children dealing with trauma. One of the biggest passions which I bring to my work here at Mountainside is to empower my students to become better learners and advocate for themselves while understanding the needs of others. I use a strengths-based approach to help my students to become active participants in their learning here.
I currently live outside of Woodland Park with my husband and my dog, Juno, who is a certified professional therapy dog. My husband works for Colorado Springs Fire Department as part of the heavy rescue team, and if you don’t find me here, I am likely visiting the guys at Rescue 17 to deliver some homemade baked goods and some puppy love from Juno. My favorite things to do in my free time are hiking, white water rafting, and yoga, as well as stargazing and planning adventures to new parts of the world, because I love seeing new places and getting out of my comfort zone.