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Meet new department leader: Ms. Shelley Christian

Meet new department leader: Ms. Shelley Christian

As well as being a Spanish teacher at Pattonville High School for 10 years, Ms. Shelley Christian has decided to become the new Modern Language Department Leader.

For Christian, teaching is nothing new, but being a Department Leader is.

The thing she is looking forward to most “is to interact more with other departments” as well as getting “involved more with the school community.”

After past department leader Mr. Nathan Bachelder retired last year, Christian thought she was qualified to take the position and that she needed to “change it up.”

She started her teaching career in Mexico and said she applied everywhere when looking for a job.

“I was interviewed [for this job] while in Mexico and it was kind of a fluke that I ended up at Pattonville.”

Originally from Wisconsin, it was her first time ever in St. Louis.

“My favorite things about Pattonville are the diversity of students and all the support from the community toward the school.”

As well as being busy during school, Christian is very active after school

“I run the fitness center, am the sponsor for the Half-Marathon Club, and am the Senior Class sponsor.”

While at home, Christian said, “I run, garden, cook, and hang out with family or friends.”

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