Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Ashley Christie

About Mrs.  Christie:  I was born and raised in Alpharetta, Georgia. I absolutely LOVE teaching!  It is all I have ever wanted to do.  My mom and grandmother were both teachers, and my mother and sister in laws were teachers too!  I have 4 amazing kiddos of my own, Trevor is 16, Jack is 15, Payton is 11, and the craziest Aly is 6.  My husband, Kenny owns his own construction management company.   We love the beach and go to Destin as much as we possibly can!  We even lived in Panama City Beach for a few months when Aly was 6 months.  We moved to the Chapin area at the end of June 2018.  I love living so close to the lake!

Teaching Background:  I began teaching in August 2006 at Benefield Elementary in Lawrenceville, GA.  I taught there until the summer of 2014.  At Benefield I taught 2nd grade, math specials k-5th, and EIP (Early Intervention Program).  I taught 4th grade for 3 months in 2014 in PCB, before moving back to Georgia.  I then taught 3rd grade for 3 years at Mason Elementary in Duluth, GA.  This is my third year here at Ballentine.  I taught 3rd grade for the first two years, and I moved up to 4th for the 2020-2021 school year.  

Educational Background:

B.S. Early Childhood Education from University of West Georgia

Masters in Elementary Reading and Math from Walden University

I also have my gifted, ESOL, and coaching endorsements.