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5TH GRADE TEACHER
About Christina Haggerty
Christina Haggerty joined Athlos Academy of St. Cloud in the fall of 2017. Ms. Haggerty earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph where she minored in early childhood and art. She earned her Master’s degree in education with concentrations in literacy, diversity, and technology from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth. She has taught second grade for two years, fifth grade for twenty three years, and third grade for one year.
As an educator, Ms. Haggerty describes her best quality as rigor.
“I expect the best out of each student no matter what level learning they are at,” she said. “My students know that I have faith in them and will help guide them to success. They feel comfortable to make mistakes and take chances in my classroom because I set up a safe environment for learning.”
At Athlos, Ms. Haggerty’s goal is to contribute to the school in any way that can help build and make the school successful. She finds the focus on physical activity at Athlos especially important because it keeps you healthy in many ways.
“Activity is so good for the mind, body, and soul,” she said. “It plays unimportant part in my life, daily!”
Favorite Performance Character Trait: Creativity
When it comes to the 12 Performance Character traits Athlos teaches, creativity resonates most with Ms. Haggerty.
“Being creative as a teacher keeps your classroom fresh, interesting, engaging, and new,” she said. “Students feed off of creativity big time!”
Fun Facts about Christina Haggerty
Q: What is your favorite type of physical activity?
A: Running is my favorite! I run or walk every day after school. Many of my best ideas happen while I am working out!
Q: What was your favorite childhood book?
A: I enjoyed any book with Ramona Quimby. I fell in love with the series back in third grade while our teacher read to us daily.