Christie Jones

Middle School Humanities Teacher

BA, UCLA; MA, Florida Atlantic University; MA, University of North Texas

Christie Jones is a Humanities Teacher and artist, using writing, art, and performance to build community and a sense of belonging. Christie hails from Los Angeles where she studied English at UCLA. Her love for African American literature led her to begin her career as a middle school language arts teacher in Florida. During her time in Florida, she earned her Master’s degree in Multicultural Education from Florida Atlantic University, where she helped African American, Haitian, Jamaican, and other Black students from the diaspora to understand their connection to Africa and each other. A life long learner, she also has a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas where she served as a Diversity Scholar, bringing the Black perspective to curriculum and instruction. Her passion for storytelling led her to teaching and the desire to empower diverse students and families with literacy. One avenue for doing so is the Black Writing Project, a virtual gallery that celebrates Black girls and women, of which Christie is the founder.