Hello! I’m Christine Gilbert and I’m a Delaware native. My husband, of 27 years, and I have lived in Newark since 1997. I attended Red Clay Public Schools and am a 1986 graduate of St. Mark’s High School. I hold a BFA in Dance Performance, Choreography and Education and a BS in English from Towson University, class of 1991. I also earned a Masters in Education from the University of Delaware in 1995. Currently I am a certified teacher in K-12 Special Education, K-6 Elementary Education, 5-12 Dance, and 9-12 English Language Arts. I am a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and am a certified Zumba instructor, a substitute teacher, Girl Scout Leader (10 years for the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scouts) and CCD teacher & Confirmation leader at St. John the Beloved Church (12 years).
My most favorite role and greatest accomplishment is that of mother to four fantastic kids! My oldest is currently a PhD candidate in Computer Science Engineering, my younger son is in his last year of Law School and will graduate this spring, my oldest daughter is an aerospace engineer and will also graduate this spring, and my youngest daughter is a freshman Neuroscience major.
I have spent 22 years volunteering at their schools, clubs, sporting events and dance studios/competitions. Family and Education are of greatest importance to me and I would be honored to have your vote to continue the work that needs to be done to ensure your children educational opportunities that lead them to a pathway to success. I am confident I can help develop today’s learners into tomorrow’s leaders.
Ensure a safe environment where ALL students feel excited to accept academic challenges and are ready to take risks in their educational development.
Provide the latest tools, materials, technologies, supplies, and supports necessary for teachers, coaches, staff, and students to effectively do their jobs.
Develop a comprehensive and multi-faceted curriculum and supportive programs with additional arts/sports/trade/volunteer experiences to facilitate individual growth, innovation, confidence, and independence as learners and as highly functional citizens.
Guarantee parents/guardians/families an avenue to provide feedback, express concerns, witness accountability and transparency, while partnering with teachers & staff in their child’s educational journey.
If we join together and make our voices heard, we can fight for the change we want to see!