The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Kristin Spangler


To assure high quality care and dynamic instruction in our Pre-Kindergarten program, we are pleased to have Ms. Kristin Spangler on our instructional team. Kristin joined the faculty in 2013 as a PreK through 5th grade certified teacher, with an endorsement in early childhood education (ZA).  Kristin has experience with the Leelanau Children’s Center, Leland Public Schools, and SEEDS (Ecology, Education, and Design).  Her energy and passion for experiential learning and young children is immediately evident. As Kristin explains, “My teaching philosophy focuses on supporting the interests and emotional well-being of the whole child so they are free to investigate, collaborate, and think independently and creatively”. We are certain her positive attitude and enthusiasm for learning will benefit your children and the Pathfinder community. We are fortunate to have her expertise and imagination on campus.

Kristin enjoys hiking, being outside and spending time with her daughter.

B.S. Education, university of Michigan-Flint
PreK-5 all subject certification
ZA endorsement 




(Photo Credit - Nicole Martin Photography)