My name is Mrs. Christianson. I am originally from the Milwaukee area. I attended Brookfield East High School. I went to college at UW-Eau Claire, and I have a degree in elementary education and a degree in special education.
I taught special education at Lake Holcombe Elementary until I started my family. I have 3 adult children: Leah, Erik, and Ross. When my children started school, I returned to teaching, and have taught at Cornell Elementary since 1991. I taught Kindergarten, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, Title 1, and I now teach Special Education.
I enjoy the out of doors. I like to walk my dogs on the Old Abe Bike Trail or on the hiking trails at Brunet Island State Park. On warm sunny days, you will find me kayaking around the islands. In the winter, I enjoy cutting snowshoe trails on the hiking trails.
I am a member of the Ice Age Trail Committee. I have hiked over 100 miles from Weyerhauser to the Chequamegon National Forest east of Gilman. I have also hiked other sections throughout the state. I help with trail maintenance in the summer.
I also enjoy canoeing, and have made 8 trips to the Quetico (in Canada) north of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. I served as the trip leader in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017. We paddle and portage between 55-75 miles each trip. I also lead canoe trips on the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.