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.
 

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
— II Corinthians 4:18