Teacher of the Year

2022-2023 Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Kersten

Music Education

Music Teacher


Mrs. Kersten has been the Music Teacher at North for 8 years and was honored to be the district wide PreK-2 Virtual Music Teacher last year for the Virtual Academy. She has spent her entire professional career teaching at Colonial Heights Public Schools and she has been a musician most of her life. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA and has performed all over the world! Some of her favorite places that she has performed are the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Cathedral of Notre Dame in France, she toured Canada and has even performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City! Mrs. Kersten has been blessed to work with some incredible musicians and conductors over the years, but her favorite musicians to work with are for sure her North Stars! She LOVES coming to work every day and creating beautiful music with her amazing musicians! She truly engages and excites children to become life-long learners through the combination of her creativity, talents in the arts, and passion for Music Education.

When she is not at school making music with her students, you can find her crafting, running her Etsy Shop, spending time with her family and composing music! 


2022-2023 Staff Person of the Year

Nurse Kelly

School Nurse

School Nurse

Nurse Kelly is a Colonial Heights native and is a 2007 graduate of Southside Regional Medical Center School of Professional Nursing where she obtained her RN.  She has worked in several different areas of nursing and has been working as a School Nurse since 2011.  During her off time, Nurse Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.  They love spending time at the pool and the beach.


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