About Mrs. Kim Christ...
Position: English Language Development Teacher/ K-6th grades
Ever since I was a young girl I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I have been at Jacobson teaching second grade, third grade, and now English Language Learners since the day the school opened. I am now blessed with the experience to work with students from countries all over the world. To help them become fluent English speakers with a positive self concept and a love of school is my passion.
My Education and Professional Background
University of Arizona- Bachelors in Elementary Education ; Arizona State University- Masters in Educational Counseling
During my over 32 years of teaching, I have completed my Masters in Educational Counseling, received my Structured English Immersion and Early Childhood Endorsements, have been trained to teach Dyslexic students, and completed computer literacy classes through Intel's Teach to the Future. . Finally, I am proud to say I was a Girl Scout leader for more years than I can count! I was married in 1994, and my husband Mark and I have three children Emily (a pediatric emergency room nurse in Nevada), Lindsey (also an emergency room nurse but currently a traveling nurse) and Hannah (also a nurse in the Telemetry department in an Idaho hospital). My family is very involved at Compass Christian Church. I have attended numerous Bible studies, taught the junior high's student program, have led adult small groups, and participate in many volunteer opportunities in our community and church.
My Educational Philosophy
Over the years I have had the wonderful opportunity of teaching many children. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing environment where all children feel respected, cared for, loved, and eager to learn. A positive self-esteem is what I want my students to walk out of my classroom with.
The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Jacobson Elementary?
Jacobson is one of the best elementary schools in the entire state of Arizona! I purchased a home nearby so that my own children could without a doubt attend Jacobson with me. My three girls are successful, caring, productive adults in part because of their early years at Jacobson.