Christopher Howell (he/him) got his start teaching nine preschoolers at a small private school in Virginia Beach. After receiving his undergrad and graduate degrees from the University of Virginia, funded by the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, he went on to teach 4th and 5th grades for three years. He currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is an instructional coach for Albemarle County Public Schools.

Articles by Christopher

The Shoebox Lunch

Inside a precious metal box are remnants of history that reveal a family’s story of resistance, resilience and love.

To Sustain the Tough Conversations, Active Listening Must Be the Norm

We have to prepare students—and ourselves—to communicate, question and work our way through a disconnect when the outside world spills into the classroom.