I started teaching at GSS in 2022. I moved to the Brattleboro area from the Upper Valley, where I grew up and attended the Upper Valley Waldorf School, which greatly impacted my educational philosophy and the way that I interact with children.
In the past, I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade, and am quite enjoying my resting place of 5th grade! At home I enjoy baking, drawing, crocheting, and taking care of my chickens and cats. I love bringing my joy in these experiences to share with my class. In the future, it is my dream to get a goose or two, and to someday live in an old farmhouse.
Christa Cozzolino started her career as a social worker but always worked with kids. After completing a Masters Degree in Social Work at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, she joined the Peace Corps and served in Fiji. She ended up working in elementary schools and completed jobs there following her Peace Corps service. After five years in the South Pacific, she moved back to the United States to learn how to be a teacher.
Christa is grateful to have joined the Green Street School Community as a fifth grade classroom teacher in 2021. Prior to her start at GSS, she and her family were living in New York, where she taught second, third and fourth grades over the years! Christa was excited to return to the area, because she completed her Masters in Education at Antioch University in Keene, New Hampshire. During that time she was a student teacher in the WSESU district, and knew it would be a wonderful place to teach and learn.
Christa enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter, specifically gardening, hiking, camping and traveling to Rhode Island (where she grew up) to go to the beach. She loves to travel and learn about other people and cultures and hopes to continue doing so in the future