Meet Mrs. Bainbridge
Room 108Riverside Elementary
Welcome! I am Christina Bainbridge
and I will be your child's teacher for the upcoming
I am a 2004 graduate of Western Michigan University and have a
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with minors in English,
science, and mathematics. In 2009, I received my Master's
Degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy from
In my teaching career, which began in 2004, I have taught
preschool, second grade, and a first/second grade split class.
I am so excited to begin a new adventure teaching 3rd grade
English Language Arts this school year... and super excited to
be joining an amazing building in Constantine! My husband, Dustin, and I live in Centreville
with our two dog sons, Sam and Squeaks!
Me and Mr. Bainbridge
Sam playing "peek-a-boo" on the stairs!
Me and my friend,
Miki, with our favorite person at our favorite place... Bronner's
Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth! We go every year!
Mrs. Bainbridge's Favorite Things
Movie: I love all
things Anne of Green Gables and Anne of
Avonlea. My favorite actor is Morgan Freeman.
love music and have so many
favorite songs! If you looked at the CDs in my vehicle,
you'd see that I'm currently listening to an array of musical
soundtracks and John Legend!
I love The Office, 30 Rock, and enjoy watching true
crime shows on Investigation Discovery.
Book: I love to read
and this list of "favorites" is always growing! Some of my
all-time favorite reads are To Kill a
Mocking Bird, the Harry Potter series (#6 is my favorite!),
the "City of..." trilogy by Cassanrda Clare,
The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and
The Glory Field by Walter Dean
Things I collect: I
collect snowflake Christmas ornaments and I love Rudolph! I
have a big Rudolph collection that comes out at Christmas, which
is my favorite holiday. My friends and I take an annual
pilgrimage to Frankenmuth every year to shop at Bronner's (the
world's largest Christmas store) and eat their tasty chicken.
I even bring my students back some
Food: I love popcorn,
asparagus, dark chocolate, and lima beans... not together, of course!
Hobbies: I love to
read, scrapbook, spend time with friends and family, and work on my
website. I am also a HUGE musical lover! I've seen
Wicked, Spam-a-Lot, Hairspray, Rent (3 times... once with the two
original leads!), Stomp, The Wizard of Oz, Phantom of the Opera, The
Producers, Beauty and the Beast, The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee, West Side Story, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple,
Cats, Mary Poppins, Drum Line, Fiddler on the Roof, The Blue Man Group, Rent
again (for the fifth time, Memphis,
Wicked, Young Frankenstien, Jersey Boys, My Fair Lady, Spam-a-Lot,
In the Heights, Rock of Ages... and I'm sure there are others
I have forgotten to list... I love musicals!!!!