Professional BiographyCristina MaiEnglish Department
I am happy to be returning to Briar Woods High School for my 10th year and I am very excited to be teaching 9th grade, AP Lit and Yearbook (Please find links for Yearbook under the Activities page). I am what is called a “career-switcher” which means that I have arrived here after having worked many years outside of the public education field.
Before getting my teaching certificate for public schools in Virginia, I taught computer software to adults, Italian to college students at Indiana University, and English to students at a private school in Italy. I have always had a passion for teaching and a great love of literature and writing, and I come to you with my BA from Mary Washington University and my MA from Indiana University where I studied Italian Language and Literature.
I am also the yearbook adviser! I am very proud to have the opportunity to work with our young adults to record these enduring moments in their history. Recently, Mrs. Popma and I have also taken on the task of sponsoring NEHS - the National English Honor Society - to help encourage all of our young people to pursue excellence in the field and give back to our community in a thoughtful and inspiring way.
On a personal note, many of you might know me as the mom of Nicholas, Sebastian, Mitchell, and Charlotte.
My 2019-20 Schedule:
1st Planning 5th English 9H Room 400 2nd AP Lit and Comp Room 611 6th Studyhall Room 400 (Yearbook) 3rd AP Lit and Comp Room 407 7th Photojournalism 1,2,3 Room 400 (Yearbook) 4th Common Planning 8th English 9H Room 400 Course Information Gradebook & Class Page School ResourcesPhoenix Extra Curricular Positions- Yearbook- NEHSYou can access my nine week plan here.You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org