Ms. Christy Lee
Christy Lee is a teacher who is centered on student achievement. Spending her undergraduate years at the University of Washington earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science with a minor in Law, Societies, and Justice, Mrs. Lee realized the power of literacy in creating societal change. Her passion for serving the community led her to attend Westminster Theological Seminary for her Master of Arts in Religion and then eventually to Temple University to obtain her Masters in Education. Since then, she has been devoted to teaching students the beauty and power of using language to positively impact the world.
With a career in guided instruction, purposeful curriculum, and bringing precision to the art of writing, Ms. Lee has found her passion in education. Currently, as an English teacher in the Cherry Hill School District, she teaches 12th grade English, often starting the school year with helping students form their narratives for college essays. Her teaching career is unique in that she has taught in different states, being exposed to diverse pedagogical philosophies. Ms. Lee spent quite a few years in California teaching at Mission San Jose High School. Ultimately, her depth and years in teaching has equipped her to help students think critically about their writing. Teaching empathy through literature and modeling the importance of being responsible and a kind citizen to our world, Ms. Lee sees her role as mentoring Seniors to be college ready.
Mrs. Lee is particularly passionate about bridging the gap of inequality in schools. She believes that literacy and meaningful relationships with students are the bedrock for student success. For this end, she is also a mentor in the At Promise Mentorship Program at West, an after-school help program for at-risk students. She is also being trained to teach AP Literature at her school. Next year, she will also teach Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Studies, the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey. She is also a fellow under Dr. Khyati Joshi at Farleigh Dickinson University for Teach Asian American Stories, a cohort of New Jersey public school teachers who are committed to bringing AAPI curriculum to schools across New Jersey.
When she is not in the classroom, you can find her serving in her church community or chasing her energetic toddlers at the park. In her spare time, she enjoys reading literature with a fresh cup of coffee.