Posted: April 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm
A teacher for 16 years, Chrissy enjoys working with students in English and journalism at Yorktown High School in Arlington, VA. She co-teaches a blocked 9th grade class in which the English curriculum is matched to the time period the students are studying in world history. She co-developed and directs the Freshmen Transition and Transfer Programs, built to help 9th graders adjust to the demands of high school and for transfer students to acclimate to a new school environment. As a journalism teacher, she has worked with her student staff to adapt from print to online, bringing the student voice into the 21st century. Chrissy got her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from George Mason University. A proud Patriot, she connected to an international community and developed her love of writing. As part of Mason Nation, she travelled to Indianapolis in 2006 to watch the Cinderella team head to the final four. (Florida continues to be her least favorite team.) No English teacher has loads of free time during the school year, but when she can, Chrissy loves going to see live music in D.C. Summers on the beach and travel to different countries are also favorites of hers. She believes there is simply nothing better than a day in the sun. Chrissy is excited to return to Mason and to learn from new people and experiences.