Title: Instructor of Early Childhood Education and Special Education
Company: Houston Independent School District
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Marilyn A. Christensen, Instructor of Early Childhood Education and Special Education at the Houston Independent School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in early childhood and special education.
Joining the Houston Independent School District in 1992, Ms. Christensen has excelled as an instructor of early childhood education and special education, and has also lent her expertise as a pre-kindergarten teacher, lead teacher, shared decision-making committee member, community service liaison and intervention assistance team member, among other notable roles. In her role as a pre-kindergarten teacher, she instructs students with special needs who come from inner-city areas. Likewise, she coordinates lesson plans for students while also developing on-site therapy and other learning environments. In her youth, Ms. Christensen was influenced by her mother, who was a teacher and instill in Ms. Christensen a dedication to obtaining high education. Additionally, her father served in the military, whereupon her family’s many travels introduced Ms. Christensen to several academic systems.
Prior to her current post, Ms. Christensen served the Nacogdoches Independent School District as a long-term substitute teacher, fifth grade teacher and behavior services teacher from 1992 to 1994. She has further expanded her influence to the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto County as a staff member, counselor, program director, counselor-in-training director, assistant camp director and recruiter from 1997 to 2001.
To prepare for her career, Ms. Christensen pursued a formal education at the Steven F. Austin State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies and education of individuals in early childhood special education programs in 1992. Thereafter, she received a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Texas Wesleyan University in 2003, and years later, continued her studies at Northcentral University, in which she was a doctoral candidate in early childhood education.
Civically involved as well, Ms. Christensen has affiliated herself with the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast, the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto County, ChildBuilders and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston. In addition, she is a member is the Golden Key National Honour Society, Kappa Delta Pi, the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.
In light of her contributions to education, Ms. Christensen has accrued numerous accolades. She has earned multiple Campus Based Teacher of the Year Awards, as well as a National Teacher Advisor Award. Furthermore, she was nominated for a number of American Teacher Awards and a Martell Teacher Award, and received an Appreciation Pin from the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Looking toward the future, Ms. Christensen intends to continue working with special needs families in obtaining services to better educate their children, particularly with the aid of consultants and diagnosticians. She would also like to complete her doctorate degree.
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