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Christine Hockert

Global Education Ambassador

Christine R. Hockert has a Master’s in Education degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Haven. Christine retired from full-time teaching in 2009 and has been working as the computer lab teacher at McConnell Elementary School, Hixson, TN for four years and as a licensed substitute teacher for McConnell, Rivermont, and Daisy Elementary schools. 

Her students participate in the Early Peoples Symbols Project and Learning Circles Project. Christine has been a member of IEARN since 1998 and has participated in and facilitated many Learning Circles Projects. Christine facilitates the Early Peoples Symbols Project along with Abdelaziz Rhazzali and Christine Kolstoe. Both of these projects and many others that she has used in the computer lab utilize Project Based Learning. Students measure their outcomes based upon a grading rubric embedded into the project template.

Through her association with IEARN she has established a non-profit organization, Nickels for Nepal to provide educational supplies, scholarships, uniforms, and teacher resources to remote village schools in Nepal. Christine is active member in the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library non-profit. Christine currently serves as President-Elect for National Kappa Kappa Iota, a professional organization of educators.


It is always amazing to watch them grow and succeed. Our students improve their reading, writing, technology, and social studies skills through the Learning Circles projects.


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