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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Christina McGovern




A native of South Carolina, Mrs. McGovern  graduated with honors and obtained her BA from Presbyterian College. After completing her IMA in English from the University of South Carolina, she earned her National Board Certification in 2009 and studied Shakespeare at Oxford University. She has taught in South Carolina and Alabama for twenty-six years


 Educational Philosophy

“The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy them; not merely industrious, but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love knowledge; not merely pure, but to love purity; not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice.”   John Ruskin   


In her spare time, she enjoys a number of activities: golf, tennis, gardening, reading, and traveling.  (She can boast that she survived the mosquitoes in the Arctic Circle, hiked a glacier, and stood in two hemispheres at the same time!). An avid Anglophile, she has enjoyed keeping up with the royals and all things British (She loves suggestions for new British films).