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Ms. Christina Dudley
My Dad was in the Air Force most of my life and I have traveled around the United States and the World. I have lived in Germany, Japan, Alaska, Maryland, and Texas. My travels have included most of the 50 states except for Hawaii and some states in the Northeast. I have also been to Italy (Rome, Florence, Pisa), Austria, and England.
I graduated high school in Anchorage, Alaska and traveled with my Dad to San Antonio when he retired. I received my teaching degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. After graduation I moved to Houston to teach in Galena Park (east Houston) for 4 years. In 2002 I moved back to San Antonio and taught in Northside ISD for over 10 years. I have taught about half my years in third grade and half my years in second grade. Recently I taught first grade for two years.
Growing up my mom was a pubic librarian for Prince Georges County in Maryland and in Anchorage, Alaska. Books were commonly seen being read whether it was at bed time by my parents to myself and my brothers, or my parents reading on their own. I spent a lot of time with my mom in the library during my time off during the summer and after school. My love for books started then and just grew! It only made sense that my love of books translated into my wanting to be a teacher and later a school librarian. I am in the process of completing my masters degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas.
Hobbies that I like to do include: web design, coloring in adult coloring books, crafting (painting, paper flowers, zentangles), playing games on my computer or Xbox, and reading, reading, and more reading! I have a cat Z that loves to get in trouble.
My Dad and Stepmother live in San Antonio and my oldest brother lives in New Jersey with his family. My youngest brother's son (my nephew) Sage lives in California. My stepsister lives here in Waco and from visiting her, I decided to look for a teaching position in the area. I look forward to getting to know my new city and school community!
My Why: I want to share my love of learning and reading with students to help them be successful students and adults in the changing world we now live in.