Neal Christian has over 19 years on the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. As a teacher, he is known for his ability to sharpen students’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills. As an experienced school leader, Neal used his transformational leadership skills to build the capacity of faculty and staff he served. He always sought the input of all stakeholders when making important decisions regarding school improvement. Neal has facilitated numerous professional development sessions throughout Georgia on topics,
such as culturally relevant pedagogy, implementing high-performance mathematics tasks, co- teaching models in the mathematics classroom, unpacking standards, and developing the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs) within students. He also presented at the European Teacher Education Network conference in Liverpool, England. Neal graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor degree in Spanish.
After working in the fields of Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical Engineering, Neal decided to pursue a career in the field of education. He received a master’s degree of Mathematics Education from Georgia State University in 2004 and a Specialist’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University in 2015. Neal is slated to receive his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University in May 2023.
AP Calculus Teacher at The Paideia School (GA)
Mathematics Implementation with the Georgia Department of Education
Founding Assistant Principal and Upper School Director at Fulton Leadership Academy
Professional Learning Specialist at Atlanta Public Schools (GA)
Instructional Coach at Atlanta Public Schools (GA)
6-12 Mathematics Coordinator at Atlanta Public Schools (GA)
Founding Principal at Genesis Innovation Academy for Boys (GA)
Chief Academic Officer at Genesis Innovation Academy (GA)
4-8 Mathematics Teaching Licensure (GA)
6-12 Mathematics Teaching Licensure (GA)
Educational Leadership Licensure (GA)