Fond farewell, Jodi Christensen


Ella Bissonnette

Jodi Christensen has been teaching at Starr’s Mill for 18 years. The Panther family gives a warm goodbye to her.

While being a teacher, Christensen has gained more compassion for struggling students.

“I’ve always loved kids and just viewed it as a job that would allow me to spend time with young people and at the same time have a decent living and a decent work schedule,” Christensen said.

Christensen has been teaching for 18 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Nebraska, a master’s degree in business education from West Georgia, and a specialist’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Lincoln Memorial University.

“[I’m going to miss] the students and the fun events,” Christensen said.

After retirement, Christensen plans to spend more time with her grandchildren. Christensen was just recently hired as a flight attendant as well. She wants to travel the world, and make a difference in someone’s day.

Christensen wants to be remembered as making a difference, especially in helping with the PALS club. She also wants her students to remember her, and feel like she made a difference in their lives.

One thing Christensen would like to see change is the school day. She feels the days are long and full of stress.

Starr’s Mill gives a warm goodbye to Jodi Christensen who has served the Panther family for 18 years.