name is Christine Campbell.
I am a junior at Valdosta State
University. I am
majoring in Early
Childhood and Reading Education. I grew up in Gowanda, a small town
in upstate NewYork. As a teenager I moved from New York to
Orlando Florida where I met my husband Jay. Jay and I have
two son's, Kyle age 14 and Eric age 11. In 1994 we moved from Orlando
to Valdosta where my husband took a job at U.S.
From 1997 to 1999 I worked as a
for the Valdosta City School System
Nunn Elementary. In 2000, I went to work with the Americorp Vista Corp. My job was
to enlist thirty-five or more community volunteers to tutor the
students at W.G. Nunn. Among the volunteers that I enlisted were
several Valdosta State University football players, Wal-Mart employees and many men and
women from Moody Air Force Base.
The volunteers would tutor a student for one hour once a week. Among
the highlights of the year was a week long celebration of Dr. Seuss, from the kitchen
staff making green eggs and ham for lunch to a visit from Dr. Seuss
handing out birthday cakes to every classroom. The tutoring sessions
from the volunteers was also a great success. There were many
improvements in the children's abilities to read as well as their
self-confidence. The opportunity to work for the Americorp will always
be a memorable one.
I love to
travel. One of the
greatest trips I ever took was to Reno,
Nevada in July of 2003. My family and I went to Reno on a mission
trip.We were helping a church conduct a Backyard Bible Club. This is
like a Vacation Bible School except everything takes place outside.
Many boys and girls from the community came and participated in games,
Bible stories and crafts. Everyone had a great time. My family and I
would love to visit there again some day.
A hobby of mine is
has been a big part of my life since
I was a little girl. My mother always enjoyed baking, especially
around the holidays. Besides baking, experimenting with new recipes is
always fun. Many of the new recipes that have become favorites of my
family have come from the Taste
of Home Magazine. This
wonderful magazine offers a variety of country
style recipes from appetizers to deserts.