South Plainfield Public Schools
Edison, NJ, USA
Field: Literacy and Reading Education
Being the oldest grandchild in her family, Christine B. Warian realized her love of children early in life. Since childhood, she has experienced pure joy in seeing the “light bulb” moment in the eyes of someone she was teaching, which spurred on her interest in education. Having been an average student herself, Miss Warian empathizes with students who struggle, and strives to help them figure out the meaning of words and improve their reading comprehension. She is currently a reading specialist for South Plainfield Public Schools, where she works with children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Additionally, Miss Warian serves as an adjunct professor at Raritan Valley Community College.
With 16 years of experience in education, Miss Warian advises students: “always do your best, and it is all right to take risks and make mistakes.” She believes wholeheartedly that it is by making mistakes and accepting them that people learn and grow. Miss Warian never wants her students to take life too seriously and finds satisfaction when she sees that they are enjoying learning.
Throughout her career, Miss Warian has been blessed with several rewards, but she considers being asked to give lectures at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to teachers from Jeollabuk-Do, Korea, to be the greatest honor. During the summer months of 2001, 2002 and 2003, she spoke about literacy programs in public education, as well as classroom management skills. In order to remain current with topics of interest in the field of education, Miss Warian retains memberships with NJIDA, the National Education Association, the International Reading Association, and The International Dyslexia Association. She also supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the PKD Foundation.
Miss Warian holds a Master of Arts in Reading Specialization from Kean University. She is pursuing an Ed.D. and plans to teach at the collegiate level in the near future. Continue reading