Ms. Christie

Phone:  704-799-8555 ext. 1441


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Christie


My courses use CANVAS for online communication, including assignments given & submitted.

 Necessary phone applications: CANVAS, PowerSchool, & Remind App

*Parents can be added to the CANVAS Classroom Newletter by emailing and expressing your interest.

  Tutoring: Mon B-lunch & Wed A-lunch

My Classroom Mission

English class is more than the misconception of just reading novels, talking about our feelings, and practicing how to Google information for a research assignment.

This class is focused on teaching young people how to read > evaluate > think critically > articulate those thoughts with evidentiary support.

All well-rounded people need a balance of empathy and critical thinking; that is what we will develop through our practices in reading and writing.


After attending Iredell-Statesville schools throughout my middle and high school years, I have returned to teach in those very areas. I taught my first years at Lakeshore Middle but moved to Lake Norman High after a few years. Over the past decade, I have taught every level of English at LNHS. I have reading and writing and analysis experience that I am more than happy to share with my students, whatever the age or situation - just send me an email!

On a more personal note, I am a huge geek: Lord of the Rings and Star Wars are required viewing to fully understand the typical examples I make use of in class. I am the advisor for the Gaming Club and encourage you to wait out the Friday traffic with us in the media center, playing Super Smash, Mario Kart, & Just Dance.

Futhermore, I read Young Adult literature ravenously and love to discuss it. I have a small library of YA novels in my room if you are ever in need of a quick read or a new book suggestion. We live an exciting time because a slew of fantastic YA novels are being made into movies: Simon & the Homosapiens Agenda (as Love, Simon), The Darkest Minds, The Hate You Give, and, on Netlix, To All the Boys I've Loved Before. Feel free visit during SMART lunch for a fan discussion on any of these exciting new films.

Lastly, I enjoy discussing logical fallacies and language analysis as applied to social issues. I welcome any and all students to visit during SMART lunch for intellectual conversation or tutoring... or to chat about the newest season of Voltron on Netflix.  


Course Prerequisites according to College Board:

> While there are no prerequisites for an APELg course, students who have had experience in rhetorical analysis, argument, and synthesis may more easily address the objectives of the course."

> Students entering an APELg course should possess fundamental skills in inquiry (research), analysis, and informed argument."

Student expectations within the course, according to College Board:

> read purposefully and rhetorically

> write on a regular basis about what others have written

> read short texts that provoke responses from multiple perspectives to generate discussion

> read substantive texts, requiring several days or weeks to read

> students are spending 8 hours per week engaged in reading & writing with a clear connection between the two

Primary Course Goals, according to College Board:

> Developing critical literacy [in reading and writing]

> Facilitating informed citizenship


J. Christie - English Teacher - Lake Norman High School - Department Chair - Prom Advisor - Game Club Advisor

Dedicated Educator - Avid Reader, Gamer, & Learner - Global & Literary Traveler


Last Modified on July 7, 2018