Christina Nash's Professional Background

To begin to explain myself, I must explain my family, most of whom were either teachers or writers. Most influential among them was my maternal grandfather, a literature professor, who earned his MA at the tender age of 19. My paternal granfather was a high school biology and earth science teacher at Linton High School in Schenectady, New York. My mother is a Montessori art teacher. And among the writers in my family were my great-grandmother Viola, and my great uncle, E.B. White. My family was also friends with Robert Frost, who wrote a poem about my great Uncle Bob, entitled "Plowmen." Apparently, Bob started the first snow plowing business in Manchester, Vermont.

Education

Teaching Experience

  • Schenectady High School, Student Teaching, 11 English Regents, 11 English I.B./Honors, 2006-2007
  • St. Anne's Institute, Albany, NY, English, Summer 2007
  • Schenectady High School, English 9-12, 2007-2009
  • Ballston Spa Middle School, English 7, 2009-2010

Personal Interests

  • Half Ironman Triathlons
  • Competitive Swimming, both indoor and open water
  • Cycling activities include time trials, criteriums, and cyclocross
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing