Kristen Shepardson is a Pittsfield, MA based School Counselor. Kristen has been working with Pittsfield Public Schools for eleven years. She has her Masters Degree in Guidance Counseling. She has always had a passion for health and wellness. This led her to complete 200 hours of Wellness, Social Emotional (SELF), Yoga training for educators, and community leaders. She has yoga for middle School students during the 21st Century Afterschool Program. Kristen will be teaching Mindful Movement for K-2 in the PPS Arts Integration After School Program.
Before working in the school system Kristen spent fifteen years working at a non-profit agency; Gladys Allen Brigham Community center. She oversaw programs such as Girls Inc of the Berkshires, Youth Empowerment Services, Aquatics, and ABC After School Program. Kristen brings her knowledge of the child’s developmental, social and emotional needs to the table as she hopes to continue her passion for inspiring youth to use self expression, creativity, and build confidence with themselves.