Teacher - 5th Grade
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Chris has always had a passion for learning, but she didn't always know she wanted to be a teacher. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland and then traveled to Guatemala where she worked as an academic instructor. It was there that Chris fell in love with teaching. She returned to Baltimore where she spent five years working as a fourth grade teacher and earning her Master’s in Elementary Education. In 2014, she took a position as the Chief of Academic Operations at Beyond English, a certified B corporation English institute in Santiago, Chile.
After three years in Chile, she returned to Baltimore to teach Spanish and then second grade. Christine’s students describe her as “down to earth,” "fun," and someone who “likes to take deep breaths”. She is currently breathing into the year-long Mindful Educator certificate with Mindful Schools. It was her and her partner's shared love of the mountains that recently brought them to western North Carolina with their dog, Fiona.