Christina Wilson She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a Minor in Writing from Lycoming College and a Masters of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Scranton.
With more than fifteen years of experience in the education field, Christina has served eight years as a tenured elementary school teacher for the New York City Department of Education. At the height of her career, she successfully co-developed a new elementary school in Brooklyn, NY while also serving in educational leadership roles in and outside of the classroom, such as Gifted and Talented Testing Administrator, Reading Specialist, Data Specialist, and Health Specialist. She has also received training in the Reading and Writing Workshop Model at Columbia University’s Teacher College Summer Institute and has participated in Joseph Renzulli’s school-wide Enrichment Model workshops at the University of Connecticut.
At the end of her eighth year of teaching, Christina was hired by Betterlesson.com as an Instructional Coach for the Betterlesson.com, National Educational Association (NEA) Master Teacher Project. Through a virtual online platform, Christina coached a team of third and fourth grade Master Teachers from across the nation to produce and publish on the site, effective Common Core State Standards aligned-English Language Arts full-year courses and Next Generation Science Standards-aligned full-year courses.
Through her professional development experiences and training, Christina has honed her skills in project-based learning during her time as a lower and upper elementary school teacher. “I am delighted to teach here because I believe Summit School’s educational model provides an exceptional platform for children to build upon ideas and concepts while championing collaboration, innovation, and creativity,” Christina says.
Christina is the author of Tabula Rasa Technique, a science fiction novel, and is a former network news production associate, working for ABC News as part of a Peabody Award-winning news division. Christina can also be seen teaching education majors as an Adjunct Instructor at Marywood University.
In her free time, Christina enjoys spending time with her son, Zachary, reading, cooking, and exploring museums and travel. Christina and Zachary reside in Moscow, Pennsylvania.