Christie McConnell is a Kansas native who has been living in Colorado for nine years. This is her first year at BFA and is excited to be a part of your child’s preschool experience. She will be an assistant teacher in the morning and a lead teacher in the afternoon. Christie has been married for 12 ½ years to Anders, and has two sons, Jack 11 and Sam 9 ½. Christie has a Master’s degree in Social Work, working primarily as a geriatric social worker for 10 years. She then took a 10 year hiatus staying at home with her children. During those ten years she decided to pursue a preschool teaching certificate. She was an assistant at her son’s preschool and fell in love with the teaching experience. Christie’s teaching philosophy is learning comes through play and confidence comes through encouragement. When Christie is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching classic movies, taking walks with her dog, Mae, and hiking. She wants her families to know that she has an open door policy, encouraging any questions that may occur in order to make the parent/teacher relationship a positive one.