About the Teacher

-Hello! My name is Christina Shirley and I teach 1st Grade. This is my second year being apart of the CES family, and I am so excited to experience my first year of teaching at the Best School in the Universe. 

I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Shorter University. I grew up in Temple, Georgia, but my husband and I now reside in Carrollton. I have always had a love and passion for helping others and impacting the lives of children through education. I have worked with children for several years through different avenues, including the PALS After-school Program, being a PreK and a Kindergarten paraprofessional, and also a first grade teacher. I count myself very blessed to have the opportunity and duty to teach and impact children, and create many memories through the adventures we experience in elementary school.  

My husband Jake also works for the Carrollton City School System, teaching Environmental Science and Anatomy at the high school. When I am not teaching, you will find me on the volleyball court coaching the Lady Trojans on the Junior Varsity team. You can also find me in the stands cheering on my husband, as he assists with the Junior High Softball team and the Junior Varsity Boy's Basketball team. Go Trojans!



I am very excited for this school year and I can be contacted at christina.shirley@carrolltoncityschools.net.