Christine Lungren-Maddalone

School:

 

William Cullen Bryant Elementary School

Location:

 

Long Beach,

   

California

Total years in current position:

 

6

Total years as a classroom teacher:

 

26

 

Christine Lungren-Maddalone believes that true knowledge is that
which is learned, understood, and pieced into one’s own patchwork of
life. With this in mind, our nation’s teachers must provide a secure,
positive, inclusive, nurturing as well as engaging classroom environment
for all students. Educators need to remember that pupils are
multi-faceted learners who are becoming lifelong readers, writers,
speakers and thinkers. Teachers are obligated on a daily basis to awaken
the learner in each student. This awakening process occurs when the
proper learning environment, instructional delivery system, and
independent or group practice or discussion are provided for the
learner. Consequently, the pupil is enabled to find their learning both
meaningful and useful. Exposure to exemplary teachers will develop
thinkers who thirst for learning throughout their lives. All teachers
must inspire their students to understand that one’s most significant
learning experiences often come from turning struggles into personal
successes.

Education

1995-97

School Administration program (first and second credentialing tiers)
completed at United States International University, San Diego, CA.

1993

Master of Arts in Person-Centered Education, United States International University, San Diego, CA.

1973-74

Loyola/Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (Graduate Studies in
Social Sciences for CA teaching credential – fifth year of study).

1970

Bachelor of Arts in Education, Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame (IN).

Teaching Experience

2007

Retired

2001-2007

District Program Administrator, Central Offices, Long Beach Unified School District

1998-2001

Elementary School Principal, William Cullen Bryant Elementary School (Grades K-5), Long Beach Unified School District.

1995-98

Elementary School Principal, James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School (Grades K-5), Long Beach Unified School District.

1993-95

District Program Specialist, Area B & C Superintendent Offices,
Elementary & Middle Schools Division, Long Beach Unified School
District, Long Beach, CA

1990-93

Mentor Literacy Specialist (Title I) Teacher, John Greenleaf Whittier Elementary School (Grades 1-5) – LBUSD.

1987-90

Mentor Language Arts (Literacy) Specialist Teacher (Chapter I- Title I
Programs), Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (Grades 1-5) – LBUSD.

1986-88

Classroom Teacher, Lincoln Elementary (Grade 4) – LBUSD.

Summer 1985

Classroom Teacher, Primary Grades, Lincoln Elementary – LBUSD.

1978-86

Classroom Teacher, Samuel Gompers Elementary School (Grades 3 and 4), Lakewood, CA – LBUSD.

1973-78

Classroom Teacher, James Monroe Elementary School (Grade 4), Lakewood, CA – LBUSD.

1970-73

Classroom Teacher (Grades 2-4), Beverly Hills Catholic School,
Beverly Hills, CA; Saint Augustine’s School, Culver City, CA; Saint
Bernadette’s School, Baldwin Hills, CA.

1969-70

Classroom Teacher (Grade 3), St. John the Baptist Catholic School, South Bend, Indiana.

Special Recognition

1995

Received the 1995 Alumnae Achievement Award from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame (IN).

1994

Congressional Record Commendation from U.S. Representative Stephen
Horn (CA) for co-creating Whittier Elementary School’s Personal Pals for
Progress Mentoring (Grades 4-5) Program with R.E. Ward since 1990, (May
3, 1994) Washington, D.C.

1993

“Outstanding Graduate Student” Award from United States International University, San Diego, CA.

1992

Co-produced and created the video, “We Think We Can!” celebrating
academic and social progress and successes of Whittier Elementary School
diverse urban “at-risk” but “soaring” student population.

1992

Semi-finalist for the California State Teacher of the Year final competition – Sacramento, CA.

1992

Elementary Division “Teacher of the Year” for the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, CA.

1992-95

Member of the California State Advisory Panel on Self Esteem and Personal & Social Responsibility – Sacramento, CA.

1991

Presented “It’s I Can That Really Counts!” (Character Education)
Action Lab at Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s
(ASCD) 46th Annual Conference – San Francisco, CA.

1990

Received commendation along with 37 elementary students (Grades 2-5),
at the California Governor’s Conference on Victim Services and Public
Safety – Anaheim, CA.

1990

Created and co-produced a video entitled, “Catch the Self-Esteem
Vision” for the performing students as a surprise opener at the
California Governor’s Conference on Victim Services and Public Safety –
Anaheim, CA.

1985

Wrote, developed, was funded, and implemented a California CTIIP
grant entitled, “California History Through the Eyes of Children.”