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Faculty Profile
Christy Ellis
Math Teacher
Christy Ellis teaches Middle School Math at Whitefield. Before joining the WolfPack, she gained experience as a fifth-grade teacher at Brumby Elementary School, a fourth-grade teacher at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, and a fourth-grade math, science, and computer science teacher for nine years at Pace Academy. Ellis has obtained a B.A. in elementary education from Clemson University and has earned additional certification for teaching grades 6 – 8.

On a professional note


Why Whitefield:
My husband and I have many friends that attended Whitefield, and they all speak of how Whitefield allowed them to develop a firm foundation in Christ, which in my mind is invaluable. The Christian roots planted by Whitefield in the lives of our friends are continuing to grow and flourish today. I desire for my kids to have a firm foundation in Christ, and I feel confident that Whitefield is able to do this based on the impact it’s had on our friends. I’m so excited that my child will be starting kindergarten in the fall at Whitefield, and am hoping that his experience will be similar to that of our friends! In addition, I feel the Lord has been calling me back to Christian education, and I am so excited to be a part of Whitefield’s
Christ-centered team. My passion is to not only teach a child, but also to mentor and help one develop a strong relationship with the Lord. Whitefield is a school that stays true to the Word of God, despite what is going on in our world.


Why I love teaching:
As a child, I struggled with math in elementary and middle school. In about 8th grade, math just all of the sudden clicked. However, I still remember how hard it was during the years that I simply did not get it. My teachers were somewhat boring and did not explain math in a way that made sense. In 9th grade, I had a math teacher who was animated and had a passion for math. He went above and beyond to explain math in as many ways as he could in an effort to reach all of his students. Math came to life in his classroom, and he made it applicable to the real world! I desire to be just like he was for me to my students. I am passionate about math and think it is fun! I love seeing the light bulb go off when a child gets a concept, and I love it even more when he/she develops a passion for math. It is also extremely fulfilling to reach a child who once struggled with math, and build up his/her mathematical confidence.

On a personal note


About my family:
My husband Charles and I have two children, our son JP and our daughter Parker.

Hometown:
Atlanta, Georgia