About Kristen Garceau
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I am a Consultant whose research and work has included development of materials for Workforce Development Capital Area Michigan Works!. In addition I was the Career Integration coordinator for nine years for the Genesee Intermediate School District’s 21 (greater Flint, MI) school districts working with academic teachers and coordinating with partner organizations.
I also facilitate accredited professional development courses on career development, leading to the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential. I am an adjunct faculty at Kalamazoo Valley Community College teaching career decisions, college writing, and college success strategies courses. I have been a certified teacher for students in grades 3-9 for science and social studies.
My projects have also included extensive development of career resources and materials including projects for the Capital Area Michigan Works!, Ingham Intermediate School District (greater Lansing, MI 12 school districts), Michigan Occupational Information System (MOIS), Michigan Virtual University, and UAW/General Motors Partnership.
I hold a Masters of Education degree with a Curriculum and Instruction specialty. My Masters Degree research study was about career integration in academic classrooms. Research and writing on this topic has continued for the span of my career. For nearly 25 years I have combined research, writing, teaching and facilitating teachers to find the best methods for changing educational paradigms to help students achieve, while overcoming the barriers to educational change.
I am a certified Career Development Facilitator Instructor with the National Career Development Association.
I annually present my
research at conferences, and am known for my practical approaches to career development working with workforce development specialists, business partners, educators and students.
Focusing on writing in the early part of my career, I worked for seven years as a news correspondent interviewing business CEOs along with people in all kinds of industries for the Booth Newspapers’ Kalamazoo Gazette (circ. 90,000). I have also worked as an on-air news correspondent with WCSY Radio.