Environmental School
1800 Lakeshore Dr | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603 | 608-789-7980 | Fax: 608-789-7175 | School Hours: 8am - 2:40pm | Supervision Starts: 7:45am

Mrs. Kristin Franzini

Welcome to 4th grade!  My name is Kris Franzini.  I have lived in the LaCrosse area for most of my life.  I enjoy spending time with my family, walking, gardening, and photography.  I have been teaching in the La Crosse School District since 1992.  After receiving my bachelor’s degree in elementary education at UW-LaCrosse, I began subbing and working on my master’s degree program.   Within a short amount of time, I was hired to teach at Hamilton Elementary, where I taught fourth grade for 13 years.  In 2005 I joined the Summit family.  Although I have had the opportunity to teach Title 1 and second grade, fourth grade is definitely my favorite!  Fourth grade is filled with great concepts to teach and the children will be bursting with knowledge by the end of the year. I am looking forward to taking this journey with your child.  It is exciting to watch them as they grow in their learning. Thanks for sharing your child with me!

If you would like to get in touch with me, please email me at  You may also reach me by phone before or after school at 789-8834. 

Favorite Quotes:

~Every child is gifted, they just unwrap their packages at different times.

~A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.


Kristin Franzini

Summit Elementary