Christine is drawn to work with elementary-aged children whom she describes as “fearless explorers of ideas and concepts.” She is attracted to Sabot at Stony Point’s collaborative culture and to our curriculum’s combination of creativity and rigor. When asked why she teaches at Sabot, she replied, “The rigor that Sabot demands of its students is no less than what is demanded of its educators. Children need to be respected for their boundless intellect, curiosity, and creativity, and it is my privilege to be able to share my energies with students to help them explore their imaginations. Sabot has given me – and my students – the academic and artistic freedom to do so.” After four years of teaching first grade at Sabot, she now teaches third grade students.
After working professionally with art and science museums in Washington, DC, Christine began exploring her strengths as an educator when she moved to Richmond in 2005, first as a Master Educator at the Children’s Museum of Richmond and later as an art instructor at William Fox Elementary. As a Youth Studio Educator at the Virginia Museum of Art, Christine continues to teach art and architecture classes.
Christine’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Art History from New York University, a master’s degree in African Art History from Howard University, and a post-baccalaureate degree in the Teacher’s Licensure Program from the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. She was the 2012 recipient of the UR/SPCS Samuel E. Perry, Jr. and Nancy B. Perry Book Award in recognition of excellence in the Teacher Licensure Program grades K – 6. For our recent 2015 Sabot Institute, Christine presented Finding Empathy: Letting Students Be The Compass and The Guide, the story of her students’ work, as part of Sabot’s Our Richmond umbrella project, in Richmond’s historic Monroe Park.