After graduating with her BA from the University of Michigan, Christina Tzortzinis worked in the field of after school programming. Recognizing systemic educational disparities and social-emotional issues that were not addressed in local schools, Christina decided to pursue a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago. As the daughter of an immigrant and a first-generation college student herself, she values the unique life experiences that have shaped each of her students on their path to higher education.
Before working with ACES, Christina designed and implemented a high school transition program at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago, Illinois. She also trained staff members on how to build non-cognitive academic skills and social-emotional awareness into their classroom management. Her former students describe her as patient, caring, a good listener, and occasionally funny. In her free time, Christina loves to travel, learn, and spend time outside.
Gaithersburg High School
Work cell phone: 240-393-0716