Husky In The Hot Seat: Mrs. Christianson


Adisyn Powers, Staff Writer

Adisyn: What’s your name and What do you teach?

Mrs. Christianson: My name is Kourtney Christianson and I teach Biology, AP Biology, and Sports PE.

Adisyn: Tell us a little bit about you.

Mrs Christianson: I was born and raised in Hughson. I have 2 chocolate labs that I love spending time with. I love to be outdoors, spending time with friends and family, playing sports, and cooking.

Adisyn: How long have you taught at Hughson High?

Mrs. Christianson: This is my first year teaching at Hughson High, I previously taught at a small Catholic school with around 220 students K-8th grade.

Adisyn: Was your plan after High School always to become a teacher?

Mrs. Christianson: I originally went to school to study zoology because I wanted to work with elephants at zoos. I then started working with children who had cancer and decided I loved being around kids.

Adisyn: Who is someone who has positively impacted your life?

Mrs. Christianson: My mom is someone who has positively impacted my life. She finds the good in every person even if they don’t necessarily deserve it. She has a work ethic like very few people. She has taught me so much about working hard in life to reach all of the goals I have.

Adisyn: What is your favorite part about your job?

Mrs. Christianson: My favorite part of my job is getting to show up everyday and spending time with my students. It is an exciting job because everyday brings something new.

Adisyn: What do you love most about this school’s staff and students?

Mrs. Christianson: I love working in my hometown and seeing students and staff around town. HHS has been such a welcoming community.

Adisyn: If you could tell your students anything and hope it sticks and helps them, what would it be?

Mrs. Christianson: Work Hard. No matter how many times you get knocked down, don’t give up and continue to put in effort. Effort will always be noticed

Adisyn: What is one of your favorite quotes?

Mrs. Christianson: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” – Mahatma Gandhi