christine olsen, elementary school
I am Christine Olsen, the English, Reading, and Science teacher for third through fifth grade. I was born in Redding and grew up in Cottonwood, the youngest of 8 children. I attended Cottonwood Elementary School for nine years, Liberty Christian for two years, and graduated from Anderson Union High School. I spent three years in the Army in the administrative field and finished a twenty-two year career in the Army Reserve as a Senior Instructor, with the rank of Master Sergeant. I completed my bachelor’s degree and teaching credential at Simpson University in 1992, but instead of going into the teaching field, I chose to work for the federal government. My heart's desire has always been to return to teaching, and when the Lord opened the door to Liberty, I ran through it!
I have a continuing love for education and am an advocate for teaching students to be lifelong learners. My favorite hobbies are cooking, reading, quilting, gardening, and singing. I have been involved in church choir for many years, and even met my husband singing in choir at Redding Christian Fellowship, where we attend.
The opportunity to serve as a Christian educator has been the highlight of my life.
My heart’s desire is to be a responsible teacher, dedicated to God’s calling on my life. I strive to teach students to stand firmly in their faith, claiming the strength that God gives them to be successful, passionate learners.