M.Ed., City University of NY,
“I serve as a principal because I am committed to ensuring that all students, regardless of background, race or geography, have access to an excellent education that celebrates their individuality and promotes their inherent greatness. There has been no higher privilege than working in Philadelphia as an educator and a school leader so that our students feel seen and heard every day.”
Christine has served as the principal of Belmont Charter Middle School since 2018. Under her leadership, Belmont Charter Middle School has had annual gains in ELA and Math as measured by the 2018-19 Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA). 7th and 8th graders from Belmont Middle met/exceeded their growth goals in Math and English/Language Arts according to PVAAS (in 2018 and over a 3-year period). Belmont Charter School (K-12) earned an SPR Score of 43 which ranks them #5 in their peer group (serving the highest percentage of students living in poverty). In spring 2022, Belmont Charter School was identified as one of the top 36 Philadelphia public and public charter schools (K-8) “Beating the Odds” in academic growth while serving low-income, Black and brown student communities, according to a longitudinal study on student outcomes commissioned by Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP).
Christine has been an educator since 2005. Prior to becoming a principal in Philadelphia, Christine served as a teacher and assistant principal in New York City. Christine grew up in Wynnewood, PA.