Lead EC Teacher

  • My family

    Hello!  My name is Kirsten Sehen.  I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and moved out to North Carolina in the summer of 2016.  My husband is in the military and that is how we ended up here, near Fort Bragg.  I have one son, Odin, who will be joining me here at WAES.  We also have a little zoo of pets at home with 2 dogs and 2 cats.

    I currently have a BS in Early Childhood Education & Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education.  Prior to moving to North Carolina, I was a Pre-K teacher at inclusion and special education schools.  I really enjoyed being a part of children's growth and development, but wanted to feel like I was able to do more.  Once I moved to NC, I applied for a position within HCS.  I was offered the role of Exceptional Children Cross Categorical Resource (EC CCR), a special education pull-out teaching position, and have never been happier with my teaching career.  It is so rewarding to be a part of the new connections these students work so hard to make.  I have also since become the Lead EC Teacher at my school.   I was considered to be a Licensed Lateral Entry Special Education Teacher, but I completed appropriate coursework at ECU to receive my continual Special Education Teaching License.  The 2022-2023 school year will be my fifth full teaching year at Wayne Avenue and in Harnett County Schools.