Phone: 208-664-9188 Ext. 30043


Degrees and Certifications:

Teaching Degree from the University of Idaho

Kris Hinz

Welcome to Canfield Middle School and 6th grade. I am looking forward to a great year. We will work very hard this year.  I am excited about teaching Science and Language Arts/Reading.
In Science we will cover a variety of topics.  Our year will begin with a study of Earth Science.  Other topics will include: Astronomy, Energy, and the Water Cycle.  
Our year in Language Arts/Reading will be a busy one.  We will focus on improving our writing skills with a variety of writing pieces - Narrative, Argumentative, and Informative writing.  We will also be reading a variety of genres to entertain and teach us.  Text analysis and comprehension strategies will be key components in our class. 
This is my sixteenth year at Canfield. I also taught at Bryan Elementary for fourteen years. I have experience teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.

I was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene having attended Dalton Elementary, Canfield (back when it was junior high), and Coeur d'Alene High School. I received my teaching degree from the University of Idaho. Go Vandals!  I love to walk and do yoga.  I have enjoyed participating in several 1/2 marathons.  Baking, fudge making, digital scrapbooking, crafts, and spending time with family and friends are a few of my favorite activities.  I also love time to relax with a good book (especially historical fiction and mysteries) and a good cup of coffee.