Christine Ferris is a writer of personal essays which have been published by Hip Mama, The Los Angeles Times, The Providence Journal and Bank Street College’s Occasional Paper Series. She lives in Denver with her husband. Her two sons are both in college, one in Kansas City and the other in The Hague. She is the Executive Director of Highline Academy in Denver. She founded and led Our Community School, a K-8 charter school in Los Angeles CA from 2005 to 2013. She has been a consultant for multiple charters in Denver, Los Angeles, and nationally.