Kristen Felty, Owner - Handwriting Without Tears® Certified Handwriting Specialist
Kristen is a former kindergarten teacher with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Wake Forest University. She is a Certified Handwriting Specialist and holds a Level 1 Certification, the highest level of certification from Handwriting Without Tears®.
- Handwriting Without Tears® Certified Handwriting Specialist
- The Print Tool™ evaluation
- Handwriting Without Tears® K-5 Curriculum
- Get Set for School® Readiness and Writing
- Get Set for School® Language and Literacy
- Keyboarding Without Tears® K-5 Curriculum
Kristen Felty, Founder
While she loved teaching in a classroom setting, Kristen found she was most passionate about helping students who struggled. She got hooked on Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) in 2008 when her own son began struggling with writing in kindergarten. He worked with a HWT Certified Handwriting Specialist and the results were amazing! After just a few months of weekly sessions, his pencil grip strengthened, his letter formation became consistent, and his legibility increased dramatically. Equally important, his confidence and self-esteem improved, along with his school grades.
Kristen’s experience with her son gives her a unique understanding of the challenges faced by children who have difficulty with handwriting. She is able to connect with children in a way that motivates them to work hard to improve their skills. She loves to see the pride on a student’s face when they experience success, and HWT’s exciting, multisensory activities make handwriting fun and easy to understand.
Kristen and her husband have two surviving triplet sons. She is an active volunteer at her sons’ schools, serving in the past as the Resource Room Team Leader for Atlanta Classical Academy and as the Co-Chair of the 2013 Annual Gala at Christ the King School. She and her family are active parishioners at The Cathedral of Christ the King.
In addition to teaching kindergarten before motherhood, Kristen also spent several years as a Vice President at Bank of America, where she was a Communications Project Manager and a Technology Project Manager. Before her boys started elementary school, she served for two years as the President of Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMS), a 600-member non-profit organization supporting mothers of twins, triplets and more.
Read Kristen Felty’s article, “The Importance of Good Handwriting in Today’s Classroom”, as featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Multiplicity Magazine, a digital publication for parents of twins, triplets or more.
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