Kristianne Goff spends her Saturdays and summers as a “social” mentor for A Positive Note. She enjoys creating an environment of belonging, connection and purpose within the community of students who struggle with disabilities. During weekdays, Kristianne works with Academy District Twenty as a school social worker. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been practicing in public schools for over 18 years all over Colorado and New Mexico. Kristianne has a heart for students with disabilities and loves partnering with parents for student success both academically and socially. Her practice consists of providing direct social skill instruction to students who do not pick up on those cues naturally. She creates and implements support plans for children with any emotional, social, or behavioral needs. Kristianne also serves on the Academy District Twenty Brain Steps team, identifying and serving students who sustain concussions and making academic adjustments accordingly.
Kristianne has two children of her own Grace, age 12, and Theo, age 14. Theo plays the guitar and trumpet and Grace plays percussion and piano. They started volunteering with A Positive Note four years ago, and still carry fond memories of the programs beginning. Kristianne was trained in piano and flute but gave up her first chair status in order to focus on psychology and social welfare at Wheaton College. She received her Master of Social Work from Portland State University. In her free time, Kristianne and the kids enjoy spending time with her extended family in Chicago, skiing, making others laugh, playing games, and walking Bella their Boston Terrier.