Chris graduated from Iowa State University where she majored in English/Secondary Education. She earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from The University of Texas at Austin. Chris taught reading and writing at Pflugerville High School and Westlake High School, and served as department chair at both. Then she worked for the Southwestern Region of the College Board to coordinate AP Professional Development Conferences and provide services to school districts with College Board programs. At IPSI, Chris facilitated online learning for teachers, participated in implementing a federal literacy grant, and currently supports the development of English Language Arts online lessons in the Texas Gateway.