Cristina Madaffari-Davis

Middle School ELA, Math, Spanish


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What do you teach at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School?
I am the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English/Language Arts (ELA) teacher at St. Stephen’s.  I teach Level I and Level II Math to 6th and 7th graders.  I also teach Spanish to grades 1-8.

What is the teaching philosophy in your classroom?
I want my classroom to foster a safe learning environment that promotes creativity, risk-taking, and acceptance of new challenges. I am confident this can be achieved by truly believing ALL students can learn when given the opportunity and support to complete assignments. As their teacher, I am not only their biggest cheerleader, but I am also there to facilitate positive decision-making, encourage open-mindedness, and accept failure as a starting point for a new journey to success. 

Describe your classroom in 5 words.
My students describe my classroom as safe, educational, fun, multi-tasking, and hands-on.

What do you want every student in your room to leave a year with you believing?
I want all my students to know: I believe in you. I trust in you. You are listened to. You are cared for. You are important. You will succeed.

Where did you graduate from college?
I graduated from Shippensburg University with a double major in English Secondary Education and Spanish K-12. 

Outside of the classroom, what is important to you? What are your hobbies/interests?
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jay, and my three energetic children. We love spending most of our time outdoors running, playing, building, and exploring.  We also enjoy traveling, seeing new places, and experiencing new things!

What message would you give to parents of students in your classroom?
When your child enters my classroom, I want you to know I will treat them as if they were my own child.  I will do my best to build their confidence, encourage their best work, and celebrate all successes they will not only encounter during their time at St. Stephen’s but also after the graduate.