Mathematics Teacher

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Christina attended Masterman High School before earning her bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Haverford College. With a desire to gain further insight into effective teaching strategies that embrace positive classroom culture and promote achievement, Christina enrolled in UPenn’s Teacher Education Program where she earned her master’s degree. During this experience, Christina made a transition in focus and adopted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy of education: “Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.” Eager to put this philosophy to practice, Christina began teaching at YouthBuild where she has the unique opportunity for an integration of classroom instruction/support, mentoring, and administration. It is with this opportunity and framework that she plans to pursue her passion of educating the whole person and designing effective math curriculum and instruction.

cneilson@youthbuildphilly.org