Faculty in Focus: 5 Things We Learned with 3rd Grade Teacher, Christina Lee ’00

1. You attended Princeton Day School as a student; what inspired you to return as faculty? 

I began teaching at PDS in 2018. As an alum of the school, I know firsthand what an amazing education this school provides for our students. To me, the school creates an environment where genuinely supportive relationships can be built between students, teachers and parents. Moreover, there are so many different opportunities available for our students to explore and pursue their passions!

2. Do you find that faculty is also encouraged to explore and pursue their passions at PDS? 

The faculty culture is one of mutual support and encouragement. As someone who is passionate about equity and inclusion, I have been involved specifically in helping support our Asian American students find their voices through various cultural events, like the Lunar New Year celebrations.

3. Not everyone knows this, but you are a talented photographer and have taken some beautiful photos of students that have been shared on PDS social media accounts! 

I love to capture precious memories of students enjoying their learning experiences. Creativity and innovation is at the heart of my teaching, because I feel that children love being immersed in interactive and imaginative environments.

4. What are some of your other interests? 

My favorite hobby is playing flag football. I never had an interest in football growing up, but after joining my church's women's flag football team back in 2005 and partaking in a tournament, I've never looked back. I've been playing flag football every Fall and Spring season since then! If I'm not on the field playing flag football, you can find me cheering for my kids on the soccer fields.  

5. What are three words your friends or family would use to describe you and what is one thing you cannot live without?  

Caring, loyal and sincere. I genuinely could not live without my coffee and cookies! 

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