Christine is Fairmont's Agriculture Science Teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience a lifetime of hands-on farming and ranching background. At a young age, she was in charge of running a cattle ranch and growing grapes to raisins. She self-financed her college education growing, cutting, raking and baling alfalfa hay. Christine’s teaching achievements have been nationally recognized, most recent are California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) 2020 Outstanding Educator Award and 2021 National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award. Her passion is in educating others about Agriculture and its paramount importance in the growth and development of our community and economy, locally and globally. She believes that students must know they are fed, clothed, and housed with products grown right around them, on our farms, in our fields and within our forest. She has successfully developed Fairmont's TK-8th grade Ag curriculum aligned with state science standards, including daily field experiments, engineering projects, and the study of plant and animal science. She wants to give students a head start, providing pathways to future Ag careers, innovation and leadership, and has a long-term goal of sharing her established elementary Ag science education curriculum across the State of California.