Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Experimental Psychology M.A.T Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Olivia Christensen

First graders are Fabulous

Hello and welcome to 1st grade!!!  I am so excited to have an awesome year with your child.  This is my third year at Chapin Elementary and I can't wait to get the year started!

I have experience as a preschool inclusion teacher for 2 1/2 years and a kindergarten teacher for 6 years.  This is my 11th year teaching and my 3rd year as a first grade teacher.  I received my B.A in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina.  Go Gamecocks!!!!  I then persued my Masters in Early Childhood Education from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC.  My husband and I have been married for 11 years and we have 2 beautiful children.  Our son will be 9 in December and will be in 3rd grade this year and our daughter will be turing 6 in September and is starting Kindergarten this year.  We also have a white furry baby who is a terrier/australian sheperd who just turned 15.  

I enjoy coffee, college football, Fall, candles, Italian food, chocolate, and spending time with my family and friends!  I believe that any child has the ability to learn and can achieve anything they put their mind to and I can not wait to teach your child.  Thank you for entrusting your child to me and I am so excited for a "fabulous first" grade year! :)