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Christina Ross

Teacher-in-Residence

Christina is the Teacher in Residence focused on Federal Policy and Research with experience in both federal policy and the classroom. A social studies teacher with nearly eight years of classroom experience, Christina teaches Government Teacher at City Neighbors High School in Baltimore. She has experience teaching AP government, AP psychology, and US history to ESOL students in a high school in Prince William County, Virginia and in Baltimore, MD. As a teacher leader, Christina has collaborated with another teacher to provide professional development at the school, district, and state level on using digital tools in the classroom, as well as cultivated relationships and created mentorship programs between schools. She also served as a mentor teacher, a Faculty Senate liaison, a textbook adoption committee leader, and a Professional Learning Community team leader for various content and grade-level teams. Prior to entering teaching, Christina focused on education and other domestic policy issues as a member of the late Senator Paul Wellstone's team and Senator Tammy Baldwin's team when she represented Wisconsin's 2nd district. As an educator, Christina was honored with the New Teacher of the Year Award in 2008, Teacher of the Year Award in 2010, and a Prince William County Achievement Award in 2011. She was named Super Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Lottery in 2013. Christina graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor's degree in History, with an emphasis on 20th century social and political movements in the U.S., and earned a Master's in the Art of Teaching from the Citadel College. Christina is excited to help teachers have a meaningful voice in shaping education policy to ensure that all students have access to a rigorous, high-quality education.