Two minutes with…Christie Henderson
Get to know English teacher in Wisconsin, Christie, in her two-minute interview!
Hi Christie. What do you do here at Kings?
I teach English as a second language.
How long have you worked at Kings and what did you do before?
I am new to Kings, I started in October of this year. Before this, I worked as a secondary Math and English teacher in Panama at a British international school.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love to watch the students progress; especially that moment when a new concept finally clicks into place. I also really enjoy getting to know the students and learning about their cultures and traditions.
What do you like most about WI?
The people here are very friendly, and the area, with all the fields and old farms, is lovely.
Where is the best place you’ve visited?
Panama is an amazing country, with beaches and rainforests, and happy, friendly people. My mom lives there, and I can’t wait to visit again.
I also really enjoyed seeing Paris, and the snorkeling at the beach in Mexico.
What is the last book you read?
The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern. She also wrote The Night Circus.
What is your favorite film?
That is a tough question. One I can watch over and over again is Independence Day. I also love the oldie, Seems Like Old Times, with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn. The Neverending Story and The Goonies are classics, as is The Princess Bride.
What would be your ideal character to play in a film?
I would probably do well in a goofy romantic comedy as the love interest or her weird friend.
Which well-known figure would you most like to invite to dinner?
A dinner party with Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Socrates, and Nicola Tesla would be one I wouldn’t want to miss!
What is your favorite quote?
There are so many quotes that I love, but I can never remember them when I need to. Two that come to mind are: “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” --Robert Frost, and “He who laughs last, thinks slowest.” -- Troy Anderson. I also like several by the Cheshire Cat, here are two: “Imagination is the only weapon in the war with reality,” and “Not all who wander are lost.” -- Lewis Carroll