Christie Pride

e2L Certified eGROWE Coach

Christie@engage2learn.org

Christie is a certified eGrowe coach with 15 years of education experience. While in the classroom, her focus was strategic literacy instruction for students with reading disabilities, namely dyslexia, and English Language Learners. As a middle school level dyslexia interventionist for Ysleta ISD, she not only served as a classroom teacher, but also as a feeder pattern lead teacher and a districtwide trainer-of-teachers, ensuring students with reading disabilities received proper literacy instruction in every classroom. At the high school level, she served as an ESL teacher for El Paso ISD. Her skillful classroom instruction and desire to help other teachers develop as educators led her to become an instructional coach with a focus on literacy and “biliteracy” in the secondary classroom. Christie focused on helping teachers implement best practices into their daily classroom routines by coaching them one-on-one and facilitating campus and district professional development. She was instrumental in shifting her district and campus into virtual instruction during lockdown, and continues to focus on the evolution of blended learning in the ever evolving classroom environment. Her expertise in literacy instruction earned her a spot on the El Paso ISD Balanced Literacy Committee, where she helped create and roll-out high school balanced literacy instruction. She has also developed district level curriculum writing, where she focused on high school ELAR instruction.
While part of El Paso ISD, Christie worked diligently as an e2L partner over a three year period, where she observed teacher and administrator coaching sessions. Working hand-in-hand with her own e2L coach, Christie was able to fulfill all requirements to become a certified eGrowe coach before coming onboard with engage2learn. She has used the proven e2L coaching method ever since to foster teacher growth.
Key e2L Projects
  • Providence PS
  • Midland ISD
  • Arlington ISD
  • Shelby CS
Career Highlights + Experience
  • Secondary Literacy/Biliteracy Active Learning Leader, El Paso ISD
  • High School Curriculum Writer, El Paso ISD
  • High School ESL Teacher, El Paso ISD
  • Independent Study Program Mentor Teacher, New Village Leadership Academy
  • Dyslexia Interventionist, Ysleta ISD
Education
  • M.A. in English, Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English- Oxford, UK; Ripton, VT & Santa Fe, NM
  • B.A. in Art History, Boston College- Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Certifications
  • Principal as Instructional Leader (Early Childhood – 12th grade)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (4th – 8th & 8th – 12th grade)
  • English as a Second Language Supplement (Early Childhood – 12th grade)
  • Art (Early Childhood – 12th grade)
  • Wilson Reading Systems Level I Certification

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