Kristen Rachelle (Harris) Rusk of Meeker, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Okla., at the age of 40. Kristen was born on August 28, 1980 in Shawnee. She was the daughter of the late Cheyenne Harris and Cynthia “Cindy” Ann (Troutman) Peterson. She attended Prague Public Schools, before moving to Shawnee Public Schools. She was a 1999 graduate of Shawnee High School. Following high school, Kristen attended Seminole State College and then graduated from East Central University in Ada, with her bachelor’s degree in education. Following her time in college Kristen began her 14-year teaching career with Chandler Public Schools. She taught third grade and fourth grade at Park Road Elementary. She had a great passion for teaching and touched many young lives throughout her career.