Teach for America 2014 Corps Member Masters in Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas 2nd Grade Teacher at Cambeiro Elementary, Las Vegas 4th-5th Grade Reading Teacher, P.S. 145, New York Private Tutor (Elementary Level), Las Vegas and New York
I embed leadership skills, social awareness, and the arts into my daily lessons. I adore project-based learning and believe students should be creating, designing, thinking critically, performing, and connecting material from different subjects on a regular basis.
Kluge Scholar, Columbia University Dean's List, Columbia University Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Chi Chapter Founder Ron Brown Scholar Finalist
Columbia University (B.A., Film and Business) University of Nevada, Las Vegas (M.A. Elementary Education) King's College London (B.A. Film -Study Abroad) Valley High School (I.B. Diploma, Honors Diploma)
Cristal V. James is a children's and YA writer and 2nd Grade Teacher in Las Vegas, NV. She was raised in Las Vegas, but attended Columbia University in New York City. In Harlem, she was President of an after-school program which tutored 4th and 5th grade students in reading. Upon graduation, she accepted an offer from Teach for America to return to her home town to educate students from her community. To read more about Cristal V. James' children's books and experience in children's publishing, entertainment, and education, visit cristalvjames.com.