#ThankAPrincipal A-Z: Dr. Powers

Name: Christine Powers
Title: Principal
School:  Gotsch Intermediate
Years With the District:  6

A – Affton Cougar memory: The Cougar came over to Gotsch as part of the lip dub filming.  He did such a great job of getting the kids excited and energized that they ended up knocking him over.    I was worried he was hurt, but Mr. Muyco just kept laughing and patting him on the head telling him he was alright.

B – Breakfast food:  Special K Bar (vanilla)

C – College(s) I attended:  St. Bonaventure University, University of Indianapolis, Saint Louis University

D – Degree(s) I earned:  Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

E – Every day, I start my day…: checking my email on my phone

F – Favorite teacher & why:  Mrs. Dunkerly-3rd grade- She brought her scuba diving gear into class and she let us put it on.

G – Greatest professional accomplishment:  Finishing my dissertation (it took a while)

H – Hometown: Leonia, New Jersey

I – Interested in (hobbies):  anything that keeps me active (jogging, golf, etc.)

J – Job (first one):  camp counselor

K – Kindergarten memory:  I had to wear a uniform.  It was the only year I went to Catholic school.

L – Likeliest place you’ll find me on the weekend:  outside

M – Memory (favorite): It is too hard to narrow it down to one memory.  My family is spread out in different states so I don’t see them very often.  Whenever we are able to spend time together, I create a new favorite memory.  

N – Name of your first pet:  Buttons

O – One reason I love being Affton Strong:  Amazing, dedicated and talented teachers

P – Person I’d most like to meet & why:  Stevie Nicks- I love music and Fleetwood Mac is one of my favorites.  I think Stevie would have some great stories.  

Q – Question I get asked:  How tall are you?

R – Reason to smile:  100% attendance : )

S – School subject (favorite): Writing

T – Team I cheer for (in addition to the Cougars):  New York Jets

U – Unique fact about me:  I have lived in 5 states and visited 45 states.  

V – Vacation destination:  the beach

W – Ways that I like to relax:  Running or reading

X – X-rays: none

Y – Year I started teaching: 2001

Z – Zoo animal:  Penguin