Mrs. Christina Kellam

Mrs. Christina Kellam

Second Grade

Professional Biography
In June of 2001, I graduated from Vinal Technical High School, receiving not only my diploma, but also my license in cosmetology and hairdressing. I have worked as a hair stylist for over 20 years.  In 2015, however, I felt God calling me to pursue my love for teaching. Consequently, I enrolled in Berkshire Community College to pursue a degree in early elementary education.  In 2017, I had our fourth son and took a break from school.  In 2020, I felt God calling me to continue pursuing my degree. After homeschooling our boys during the 2020 -2021 school year, I made the decision to enroll in one of Liberty University ‘s undergraduate elementary education online programs. Then, in 2021, I joined Community Christian School as one of their preschool teachers, and in 2022, I had the opportunity and privilege of becoming the school’s second grade teacher.

Personal Biography
I was born in San Antonio, Texas, and my family moved to Connecticut when I was four. That is where I was raised as one of nine children. The summer before my senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to work at a Christian camp in the Berkshires. I ended up meeting my future husband there.  In 2002, we got married, and in 2006, we relocated from Connecticut to the Berkshires, to be involved in camp ministry. Currently, my husband Jesse and I live in Otis with our awesome four boys, Jacob, Mason, Bradley and Christopher, and our gentle giant, a dog named Rufus. He is a Shepkita.

I love being a wife, mother, and teacher!  I enjoy reading my Bible, a good cup of coffee, and I am always ready for chocolates!

Educational Philosophy
I have always had great patience and a heart for children. I find it a privilege to engage with the students and to come alongside parents and other staff, who not only see the students’ gifts, but also their worth in the eyes of Christ. I am honored to have the opportunity to teach at Community Christian School, where the environment allows students to feel both safe and loved, while they grow academically, spiritually, and socially. Certainly, learning academics can be both fun and frustrating!  I believe we all need those challenges for growth, for in them we learn resilience and an appreciation for our successes! Watching “the light bulb” go off on a child’s face is priceless!  What a gift learning can be!

Favorite Verses
Colossians 3:23:  “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,”