Christine joined the Paddington Team as Director of Preschool and Kindergarten in July of 2017 and is looking forward to supporting teachers and parents over the years to come! Early in her college years Christine became enthralled by research regarding child development and innovations in the field of early childhood education. While in San Francisco, Christine started her professional career with Pacific Primary Yellow Sun School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in child and adolescent development from San Francisco State University. Christine headed east from the Bay Area to simultaneously earn a Master’s Degree in educational psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver while also teaching pre-kindergarten at Boulder Journey School. Post graduation she has worked at Head Start Programs and gained valuable experiences in curriculum development, administration and instructional management, professional development, and community relations. In her time “off campus” Christine enjoys hiking through dense forest, taking her dog “Turtle” around town and caring for her little backyard homestead.