Phone: (719) 867-8006


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kristen Los

English & Creative Writing Teacher

I was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon, graduating from the University of Oregon with a Journalism degree in 2001. In 2003, I earned a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in secondary English Language Arts from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. I taught high school English for 7 years in Sacramento, California before returning to my hometown for a couple years. During that time, I added a second teaching endorsement in Library Media from George Fox University in Newberg, Ore.

I moved to Colorado in August 2012 to begin teaching at Palmer Ridge High School. My classes this year will include English 3 and English 2.

In addition to being a teacher, I am also a writer. I have five books published under my pen name, Kristen Sheley, a young adult series called Partners in Time about teenage time travelers. I am currently working on a new novel outside the series. During my spare time, I enjoy reading, history, traveling, spending time with my family, and exploring the beautiful Colorado area. 

Office Hours:  Periods 3 and 5 by appointment or Mondays or Tuesdays 3:10 - 3:50 by appointment.

Note: E-mail is the BEST way to reach me! 


  • Period 1 - English 3
    Period 2 - Creative Writing 2
    Period 3 - Plan
    Period 4 - English 3
    Period 5 - Plan
    Period 6 - English 3
    Period 7 - Creative Writing 1
    Period 8 - English 2