Christie is super excited to be part of the iLEAD team! Having homeschooled her own children for over three years, she appreciates the time and flexibility to explore and nurture their passions and enjoys the collaboration and sharing of ideas with other families in the community. She loves listening to other homeschoolers’ journeys and is always amazed and inspired by their unique and creative approaches to learning.
Before homeschooling, Christie taught in a diverse range of learning environments which have allowed her to grow immensely as an educator. She holds a multiple subject teaching credential from California State University in Long Beach and a bachelor’s degree in business economics and accounting from the University of California in Santa Barbara. In addition to being passionate about education, she enjoys road-tripping with her family, the beach, hiking, and coffee. Christie believes that all kids are created equally (and differently). Finding out what works for each child is one of the most exciting challenges for her as a teacher and mother.