Christine Crump is our Director of Students here at Kennedy Baptist College. With more than three decades of experience in teaching, leading learning, and care in a diverse range of schools.
Christine is an exceptional practitioner, instructional leader, and strategist who has built staff efficacy through a range of approaches. She has taught about 25 different English courses, with a raft of different theoretical foundations, in two states, including the IB Diploma. Christine has written and co-written several textbooks and continues to publish especially contributing fresh critical reflections on strategy, vision, faith, curriculum, and learning.
She leads collegial efficacy: by facilitating projects aimed to improve student learning outcomes, intentionally building relationships and trust, and growing others by facilitating incidental leadership in developing School Improvement Planning. Her students value her explicit instruction, high expectations, and fresh approach to teaching such as using play-based learning in senior classes.
Christine has a whole-hearted dedication to continuing professional learning for herself and others across multiple areas of K-12. She transformed the professional learning program to include national and international experts balanced with teachers learning from themselves and with peers. She mentors other women pastorally and in teaching and learning helping them reframe strategies, relationships, and practices to better serve the community. In her previous school, she co-led all aspects of the School Improvement Plan for more than two years. She is exploring the fusion of innovative praxis incorporating evidence-based instruction within a framework of hospitality building on David’s Smith’s notion of a ‘pedagogical home.’
Christine serves in leadership roles outside of the workplace in her faith community. She thanks the myriad of leaders and colleagues who’ve shaped her, rebuked her, forgiven her and or afforded her diverse opportunities. Beyond Christine’s love of leading, her greatest joy remains in the classroom.