Before moving to Florida, Ms. Christensen received her Masters Degree in Literacy from Long Island University. Ms. Christensen taught for three years in Pinellas County, with this year being her second year teaching 6th grade. Ms. Christensen believes that an influential teacher will leave a lasting impact on a child's life, gearing that child to a successful future. Growing up surrounded by water and beaches on Long Island triggered her love for the sun and ocean. Ms. Christensen loves to be outdoors, especially watching and playing sports. She has a deep passion for soccer, which she played in college, and has coached the sport since she was seventeen years old. She is a die hard NY sports fan, always rooting for the Rangers, Jets, and Mets, even when it is painful to watch. Ms. Christensen is beyond excited to join the Lutz Prep family, and she is looking forward to an amazing school year.