Phone: 717-334-6254 ext 5 ext 1603
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Elementary Education (K-6) Masters of Literacy Education (K-12)
Mrs. Christina Cooley
Hello! The school year 2017-2018 has me in my 7th year as a Reading Specialist at James Gettys Elementary! I have been teaching in the district for 12 years, and have been a teacher for 14. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades and enjoy the ability to now interact with children from Kindergarten through 5th.
I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in 2003 from Penn State, and received my Master's Degree also from PSU in the summer of 2011. I have furthered my professional development through continued education with PSU, Shippensburg University, The University of San Diego, and other online courses through various resources.
My husband, Bob, and I live on a small farm in Gardners, PA where we raise cows (and most of their food). We have a golden retriever names Gatsby (after my favorite book, "The Great Gatsby"). Our daughter, Sarah, graduated from Millersville University, and is currently in her 4th year of teaching Middle School Science in Orlando, FL.
I enjoy reading many different kinds of books, and love going to our cabin near Bedford, PA where I can usually be found along the creek -- book in hand! I also love to exercise and most days can be found either at the gym taking a class, or a ladies boot camp, or on my bike exploring the beautiful areas of Adams County!