Spanish, Lead Teacher: World Language
BA, Boston College
MA, Columbia University
Christina is a progressive independent school educator with a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, and to teaching to the strengths of every student. She believes that students’ language learning should be a positive, non-threatening process that encourages meaningful and effective communication within a warm and nurturing environment. Christina believes passionately in education that is student-centered and that encourages empathy, compassion, and agency for positive change. She has extensive experience in program development, innovative curriculum design, and strategic partnerships with local, regional, and international organizations. Prior to coming to Wolcott, Christina was Middle School Dean and Head Faculty in the Spanish Department at the Ancona School for 16 years. Christina has also taught in Ecuador at a progressive bilingual school, worked for a women’s rights organization in Argentina, researched human rights education and policy in Chile, and worked for international and national educational organizations. Christina has a B.A. from Boston College in Spanish and Psychology, and an M.A. from Columbia University in International Educational Development. She lives in Humboldt Park with her husband and twin daughters. When not teaching, Christina loves to travel, especially to Latin America.