CHRISTINA DE JONG
Senior Coordinator of Adult Literacy
BA, Special Education 7-12 and ESL K-12, University of Nebraska Kearney
MA, Cultural and Education Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
Christina is the Senior Coordinator of Adult Literacy; in this role, she coordinates programming for adult learners primarily looking to improve English Language abilities. Her role works dynamically with the Adult Education team to structure classes and registration processes, monitor program metrics, and develop strategies to reach learners in the immigrant and refugee communities. In 2006, Christina’s initial experience in Adult Education took her to South Korea as part of a student exchange program where she tutored other University students in English. Since then, she has interwoven her experience in education both in the K-12 sector and Adult Education, where her work has been primarily serving students from immigrant and refugee communities, as well as other underrepresented communities. She also has education experience working in Peru.
Christina has extensive experience in education in varying capacities from teaching students with wide ranges in abilities and age, post-secondary preparation case management, program coordination and project implementation. While in graduate school, Christina taught ESL to adults for three years before moving onto other opportunities in K-12 education. In 2019, Christina returned to Adult Education serving as a volunteer ESL and ABE Math tutor with similar local CBO. It was this experience that reignited her passion for Adult Education and guided her to further her career with CMAA.
FUN FACT | Christina was shockingly a very quiet child up until high school when she joined the debate team.