My name is Ms. Christine Chismar. I am a first grade teacher. I obtained a dual certification in Special Education (Grades K-12) and Elementary Education (Grades K-6) from LaRoche College. I also have a minor in Psychology. I've taught first grade for 6 years in Prince William County Schools. (3 at Westridge Elementary and 3 at Leesylvania Elementary). I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I was born and raised. I am a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and will be caught wearing black and gold most weekends throughout the football season. Right now, I have two wonderful dogs named Dexter (Bichon Frise) and Pyper (German Shepherd).
I moved to Virginia in 2011 to begin my career in education. I absolutely LOVE teaching 1st grade! I have taught many grades throughout my experience teaching Saturday Academy, Summer School, and tutoring on the side. However, my passion is within the first grade classroom. I am ready for a wonderful year of growth and learning!
E-mail me at any time if you have any questions!