Meet Christine Graefen
Christine Graefen enjoys working with second language learners. She speaks Spanish fluently and has helped dozens of non-native speakers learn the language during her career in education. Mrs. Graefen grew up in Chicago and attended Mother McAuley High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in Spanish from Saint Xavier University. She went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership with a focus on ELL/Bilingual-Spanish from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She recently obtained a Master’s degree in Administration from Concordia University.
Before joining the Homer 33C family in 2016, Mrs. Graefen taught Spanish for eight years in Cook County School District 130. In Homer 33C, she is responsible for coordinating and overseeing English Language support services for Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) and Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) program. She also assists with coordinating and administering EL screening assessments and state mandated proficiency assessments.
Mrs. Graefen lives in Mokena with her husband, Jeff, and their three children: Amber, CJ and Charlie.