B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, Purdue University. Chris began his career in education as a high school social studies teacher at Central High School in Helena, AR over six years ago. Chris was a 2005 Teach for America Mississippi Delta Corps Member. Since 2008 he has worked as a Program Director and Manager of teaching and learning with Teach for America in Arkansas and Mississippi. In these roles, he managed the development and implementation of ongoing professional development structures that supported 500 teachers serving over 40,000 students. Starting in the fall of 2011 he will be teaching high school social studies at KIPP Delta, a charter school in Helena. Chris aspires to lead a school in rural Arkansas that empowers students to be college ready by developing their skills in collegiate level reading, writing, and reasoning.