Christian said the thing he loves the most about teaching is “working with my students.”
He even pays out of his own pocket to make sure his students have opportunities and makes sure they “feel important.”
“Everyone in the field of education does that. I don’t think twice about it because I was also one of those kids who grew up not having a lot. But my parents always made sure we had the basic needs,” he said.
“I know for a child, when they have food insecurity or if they’re not looking presentable, they don’t feel good about themselves.”
Christian said he is also starting a basketball program, as many of his students don’t have the means to play.
As a reward for going above and beyond, Jennifer gave Principal Mahone and his entire school tickets to a Chicago Bulls game!