Earth Science, Applied Engineering, Study Skills
Christine Zito grew up in the Charlottesville area and attended Tandem Friends School for high school. She graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology in 2008. She worked at the University of Virginia as a laboratory technician in the microbiology department for a year and a half. She then returned to school to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching in adolescence education from Ithaca College in 2011. In 2018 she earned a graduate certificate in STEM leadership from the NASA Endeavor Program and Columbia Teachers College. She will soon be starting yet another graduate program at Virginia Tech in STEM curriculum and instruction.
Ms. Zito taught for one year at a STEM charter school outside of Denver, Colorado, and then she spent the last six years at The Summit School teaching math and science. She enjoys making her classroom a hands-on interactive environment where all of her students feel challenged and supported. She is also an active member of the National Science Teachers Association and has presented at conferences for the past three years on teaching vocabulary to students with language based learning differences. Ms. Zito is excited to be back in the Charlottesville area around her large extended family, and to become part of the Miller community!