Family Fun: Alternatives to Technology

family funAre you or your kids glued to a screen? Come to this session to explore creative and enjoyable options. Discover both old and new activities that encourage family conversation and interaction. Learn how to make long-lasting memories with your children.

Presenter: Kristen Merrell

Life-long resident of Lee's Summit, Kristen Merrell, enjoys living in the city's downtown, historic neighborhood with her husband and three children. She is currently the assistant principal of the Lee's Summit School District Great Beginnings Early Education Center. In addition to this position, she has taught fifteen years at the elementary level developing children from the early years of kindergarten all the way to sixth grade. Merrell earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a master's in Curriculum and Instruction, and a specialist degree in Administration. Along with serving on many building, district, and state level committees, she has been a presenter at various local and regional workshops. In 2012, Merrell was honored to be recognized as Missouri's Teacher of the Year.