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Ms. Christina Haggerty
5TH GRADE TEACHER
About Ms. Haggerty
Christina Haggerty will join Athlos Academy of St. Cloud as a new elementary teacher in the fall of 2017. Ms. Haggerty earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the College of St. Benedict where she minored in early childhood and art. She has taught second grade for two years, fifth grade for twenty 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 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.”
During her first year at Athlos Academy of St. Cloud, Ms. Haggerty’s goal is to contribute to the school in any way that can help build and make the school year successful.
Ms. Haggerty finds the focus on physical activity at Athlos especially important.
“Activity is so good for the mind, body, and soul,” she said. “It plays an important part in my life!”
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 Ms. Haggerty
Q: What is your favorite type of physical activity?
A: Running is my favorite! I run every day after school. Many of my best ideas happen while I am on “my run!”
Q: What was your favorite childhood book?
A: I enjoyed any book with Ramona Quimby. I fell in love with the series in third grade.