Phone: (734) 439-5312
Degrees and Certifications:
BA: History Minor: Spanish Credential: Elementary Education Endorsements: Spanish and ELL (English Language Learning)
I am very excited to welcome you to a new year at Symons Elementary School! If you are a returning Milan student, you may already know me as Señora Chris – the elementary Spanish teacher . When the elementary Spanish program ended at the end of 2021, I moved to 5th grade. This will be my 10th year in Milan, and my second year as a 5th grade teacher in Milan.
I grew up in San Diego, California. I studied history, education, and Spanish at UC Davis in northern California. After graduation, I taught in Sacramento, in a bilingual classroom where I taught the 5th grade curriculum in both English and Spanish. After 5 years, I switched to a 5th grade multicultural, multi-lingual classroom. In 2005, I moved to Michigan with my family, and we currently reside in Chelsea. During my time in Michigan, I have worn many hats, including private tutor, daycare provider, and teacher for the First Steps Washtenaw program in Chelsea - and of course, 10 years as a Milan teacher.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns! I can’t take phone calls during the school day, but you can always call me at the end of the school day, or better yet, email me. Email is the BEST way to get in contact with me, and I check it multiple times a day. I hope everyone has a fabulous year!