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Chrissy Christensen

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant/Teacher

Degrees

B.S. Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood Education: University of Minnesota


M.A. Early Childhood Special Education: University of St. Thomas

Licensed

B-6 Early Childhood Special Education

Summary of Professional Experiences: 

Chrissy has been teaching Early Childhood Special Education for 16 years in the Twin Cities. Chrissy began her career in the Anoka-Hennepin School District where she taught in the 3-5 year old program working in the self-contained setting for 1 year. She then transitioned to Roseville Area Schools District where she currently continues to teach. Chrissy teaches in a self-contained program primarily working with children who have been identified on the Autism Spectrum. In addition to teaching, Chrissy leads the school assessment teams when Autism is being considered as a developmental label. She also enjoys leading the Autism Support Groups through the Roseville Area Schools District. Previous to her current position, Chrissy has participated district wide as an equity lead and Developmental Delay Rep for her team. While Chrissy continues to love her current teaching role, she is excited for the new opportunity to join the TCEC team.  

Personal Information:Chrissy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in the Twin Cities area. She lives in the Shoreview area with her husband and three children ages, 11, 9, and 8. Chrissy is a sports mom of hockey, soccer, golf and basketball. She spends a lot of time driving them where they need to be. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She especially enjoys time away from home at the family cabin. 
 

How can Chrissy help you:  

Chrissy is passionate about supporting students, staff and families. She can help with the evaluation process by guiding families through each step. She can provide strategies for both families and staff to help students reach their full potential and problem solve obstacles. Chrissy can support teams with evaluations, IEP’s, data collection systems, and interventions for difficult behaviors. She can create an atmosphere of hope while sharing empathy for families navigating their child’s specific needs.