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Mrs. Cristen Franklin

Hello! I am very excited about starting a new school year here at Canyon Springs! I am looking forward to a wonderful year in 5th and 6th grade. This is my ninth year in the Renaissance Program, and my eighteenth year teaching. Before I was at Canyon Springs, I taught gifted middle school students in the Dysart School District. Five years ago, we moved to Anthem, and I love living where I teach! 

I have been married for almost fifteen years, and my husband and I have two children: Oliver (10) and Parker (6). My oldest, Oliver, will be a fifth grader in the Renaissance program. My youngest, Parker, will be starting 1-2 Renaissance.  I am an Arizona native so I have a lot of family in town and have lived in the North Valley since I was a child. We spend a lot of our time playing board games with our kiddos and finding new projects to do in our new home.