What is your favorite book & why?
I don't have a favorite book, but have recently been surprised at how much I enjoy historical fiction (maybe this has something to do with getting older and wanting to know more about the past?!). Many of these books have taken place during World War II. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was an amazing and compelling story about a blind French girl and a German boy set in France during late World War II.
Why did you join the Foundation?
The Ridgewood Public Library has been an important part of my community for the past 13 years. In fact, I made my first Ridgewood friend at the library during a baby story time for my daughter Juliette. Since then, my three children have taken advantage of countless children's classes, reading marathons, and technology courses. As an educator, the library has been a wonderful resource providing me with unlimited teaching materials. To volunteer my time to an organization that has provided so much to me and my family will be an exciting and fulfilling experience.
A little bit about Christina:
My career in education has involved multiple roles as a school psychologist, private school admissions evaluator, and elementary school teacher. As a strong believer in continual learning, I am now completing a reading program specializing in dyslexia...lately, I've been doing homework alongside my middle and high school children! My husband and I grew up together outside of Boston (we met in middle school!) and moved to Ridgewood because it reminded us of home. We are so grateful to be part of such a friendly, caring community. Favorite things to do include spending time with family and friends and our black lab as well as running and skiing.