Barbara Kristiansen, PhD

Owner and Director of Children’s Learning Corner

For thirty five years I have been an educator in the Central Bucks area, the last 20 as owner of Crossroads Country Day School.

I love teaching! It is amazing to see the children grow in all areas of their development and to know you have facilitated a part of that growth! My goal, as I have left behind the larger day care atmosphere is to have a more “hands on” teaching and learning experience for both my students and myself. I am looking forward to getting to know my students and helping them to prepare for a life time of learning!

While I started out in the nursing (and am an LPN), I have always been a teacher. As a teenager, I taught Sunday School and neighborhood children. My undergraduate degree in education and music and graduate degrees in early childhood and administration allowed me to teach in Philadelphia schools and then start my own Learning Center / Private school. It was a great experience to teach so many children, and even their children. Now is my time to work with a smaller group, use my experience and enjoy learning again with my students!

It has been a pleasure to prepare this smaller school with lots of learning centers, exploration areas, and supplies to make it a leader in early childhood education!

– Barbara Kristiansen

LPN Nursing
BS Education & Music
MS Early Childhood & Elementary Education
PhD Administration