Mrs. Hambleton 6th Grade


            My name is Christina (Christy) Hambleton. Prior to teaching, I worked as a Finance Manager at several Silicon Valley tech companies and internet start-ups. My interest in becoming an educator was sparked while volunteering at my son’s preschool. The volunteering transcended into an EL Para-Professional position where I quickly realized my passion for teaching and returned to college to obtain my teaching credential at Grand Canyon University; graduating Magna Cum Laude.

            I have been a middle school teacher for several years. I absolutely love working with this age group. I admire their humor, wit, and unending inquisitive nature. I am very excited to begin my third year at the Next Generation STEAM Academy as the 6th grade teacher as a math, science, engineering, and technology teacher!

            I strongly believe that learning is a lifelong process. I recently obtained my added authorization in Mathematics for grades K – Algebra 1 and Masters in Education of curriculum instruction for STEM through the Teacher’s College of San Joaquin. I follow the Constructivist teaching beliefs of Piaget and Vygotsky whereas the belief is that true learning stems from hands-on experiences. I also believe that perseverance and struggle are crucial to the comprehension and retention of learning.

            Outside of the classroom, I am an avid traveler. My family loves the outdoors and rarely miss a chance for a hike under the redwoods, a day at the ocean, or a stroll around Japan Town in San Francisco. I enjoy cooking, reading, going to the gym, and my pets. I also love to create photo books and capture the precious memories of our family, friends, and my daily experiences and adventures with my students. I love to experience what life has to offer and I hope to nurture this same attitude in my students.

            I am truly looking forward to a prosperous, exciting, and engaging year with my new students, their parents, at Next Generation STEAM Academy!

            Please view my website for additional information and a showcasing of my classroom endeavors. Mrs. Hambleton's Teaching Website. (


Mrs. Hambleton