My name is Christine Vandegrift and I will be your child's 2nd grade teacher this year. I look forward to working with you to ensure that your child has a successful year in school.
I spent my childhood in East Hanover, NJ. I attended college at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania (where I met my husband) and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. I moved to Lumberton soon after that.
I began my career teaching third grade in Newark, NJ. After my first child, I chose to stay home with my children, Courtney (16) and Marisa (14). Since then I have returned to the classroom to teach the Gifted and Talented class and Basic Skills in Lumberton. I began at Peter Muschal in 2008 teaching first grade and the past seven years in second grade. There is no place else I'd rather be!!!
I truly believe being a mom has made me a better teacher and being a teacher has made me a better mom. I look forward to getting to know your child.
Get to know Mrs. Vandegrift:
Favorite color: burgundy
Favorite kids book:Owen and Mzee, A Tree Named Steve
Favorite TV show: Law and Order and the Middle
Favorite Animal: dolphins and dogs (my boxer Ruby)
Favorite movie: Grease
Favorite music artist: P!nk, Bon Jovi
Favorite drink: coffee and lemonade
Favorite food: anything w/cheese and ice cream
Favorite place to be: Caribbean beaches
Favorite day of the week: Friday
Favorite season: fall
Favorite hobby: gardening and baking