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Faculty Profile
Jessica Christ
Science Teacher
Jessica Christ teaches Physics for the Upper School at Whitefield. Christ has been involved at Whitefield since 2002, serving as a physics teacher from 2002 – 2007, tutoring in the AEC from 2015 – 2017, and returning to the position she currently holds in 2017. She has obtained a B.A. in mathematics as well as physics from the University of North Alabama and a certificate of Biblical studies from Reformed Theological Seminary.

On a professional note


Why Whitefield:
I moved to Atlanta fifteen years ago to teach at Whitefield. The reasons were deep and wide then, but through the years God has continued to grace my life with relationships that were first established at Whitefield. It's these relationships that keep Whitefield close.

Why I love my job:
I still love to see the spark, the Archimedean Eureka, when someone is awed and 'gets it.' I've seen it happen as some seemingly laborious physics concept is applied at Field Day during an egg toss, and I've watched it as a semester of hard work is rewarded in knowledge gained and goals accomplished. It is the moments in which misunderstandings are replaced with the truth of who Christ is and whose we are. All of these shouts or even sighs of “eureka” are grace to the observer, and physics combined with the formidable high school years leaves much room for “eureka!”

On a personal note


About my family:
My parents, two brothers, and much of my extended family live in Alabama, where we grew up.

Hometown:
Elkmont, Alabama