Christine graduated from California State University of Northridge with a Bachelor's degree in Special Education including a mild to moderate teaching credential and a Master's degree in Special Education. She was born in Tarzana, California and has been in the education world for over 10 years. Christine’s academic, clinical, and professional background has prepared her to work with a variety of disabilities, human interaction and social issues on a global scale, allowing her to branch out into different areas. The exposure to the history, tribulations, and triumphs of special education inspired Christine to become part of the progressive movement in education. Through her experience in education, she has consistently decided to work with children, adolescents, and their families to continue to support them in the school system and provide services to individual students.
Her past experiences as a behavioral therapist for private companies, has resulted in evidence-based approach to special education, Christine aims to provide on-going parent and teacher training, put together custom programs for students, and collect on going, accurate data on children's performance levels. The opportunity to work with children and their families throughout their development has been such a wonderful and rewarding experience that led Christine as Director of Special Education at a LAUSD Charter School. In her classroom, she provides a variety of curriculum resources that are tailored to each student's needs, specializing in teaching phonics, fluency, comprehension, and foundational math skills. Christine is a firm believer that every student needs a strong multi-disciplinary team to help them reach their full potential.
“Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll spend its whole life believing that it is stupid” – Albert Einstein.