•  Professional Biography
    Falcon Image Cristina Mai
     English 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 Resources
    Phoenix Gradebook
    Extra Curricular Positions
     - Yearbook
    - NEHS


    You can access my nine week plan here
    You can reach me by email at cmai@lcps.org
Last Modified on August 24, 2019