Mr. Christian believes that growth is the currency of success. Mr. Christian graduated from Tazewell High School in Tazewell, Virginia in 2007. He then earned his bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Wake Forest University in 2011 (Go Deacs!). After serving two years with City Year in Los Angeles, Mr. Christian developed a passion for education and working with young people. He moved to DC to be a part of the Capital Teaching Residency while earning a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from American University. In order to gain a more global perspective on education, Mr. Christian moved to Tanzania to teach chemistry and math for two years with the Peace Corps. The experience has helped to shape his mindset as an educator as he continues to work with students to explore the wonders of science.
Mr. Christian’s favorite quote about growth is:
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
~Viktor E. Frankl