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Hi I'm Christin

I was born in Arizona, I teach high school, I love to travel.

About Me

I currently teach English to high school freshmen. I love to travel in my time off, read, explore, play video games, and try new foreign food. I am going to begin a master's degree as soon as I choose between counseling or administration. I love the gospel and am thankful for the safety and guidance it's provided me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this faith. There came a time, however, when I had to decide if I had a personal testimony of the Gospel or if I was only going to church to make my parents happy. It's an ongoing decision. When times are tough and the Gospel feels difficult, I am held up by counting the blessings I've had in my life because of the church. I am a Mormon because I was kept safe from the pitfalls and dangers that consume my young students. I am a Mormon because I have an intrinsic knowledge of my own self-worth, and God's love for me. I am a Mormon because I was told, from a young age, that I could have a personal relationship with my Father in Heaven. This has made all the difference to me.

How I live my faith

I am surrounded by children who haven't had the benefit of religious guidance in their lives. Their families struggle, wondering how to love each other, forgive each other, and survive when money is tight and consequences catch up to them. There is poverty, struggle, and confusion in so many lives. I hope that by sharing some of my beliefs, inspired by the gospel, I can set a hopeful example. I need my students to know that families can be eternal. They need to know that some behaviors are not okay, and that if they're hurting themselves or others they need to stop and make some changes. They need to know that their past does not condemn them to a certain future, and that the atonement, even if not called that directly, will allow them to become more than they ever dreamed they could. Sharing my thoughts and life experiences lets them know that some boundaries will protect them. I live my faith by telling my students that they can become the types of people they wish had raised them.