Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. - Bible & Elementary Education M.A.T. - Early Childhood Education Certified in Early Childhood Education & CTE Early Childhood Education
Mrs. Christa Franklin
Welcome to Early Childhood Education! I am so excited to be sharing my teaching experiences with my students. I have taught for 16 years in a variety of settings as a certified teacher in a public school system, and have had additional teaching experiences as well.
This is my third year at Aiken High, and I am so excited to be back. I look forward to inspiring my students to consider teaching as a career. When I was in high school, I took a CTE Early Childhood Education class that prepared me for work in an daycare or preschool setting, but it also pushed me to consider teaching as a wider career. I have now come full circle and am teaching in the program that inspired me. Teaching is my passion and calling, and if I can share that passion with my students, I have done my job!
I attended Niwot High School and the St. Vrain Valley Career Development Center, and graduated in the top 10% of my class. I went to Mid-Atlantic Christian University (formerly Roanoke Bible College) for my Bachelor's Degree and graduated as Valedictorian, with a degree in Elementary Education. I attended Norfolk State University to obtain a Master's of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education and my Virginia Teaching Certificate. I have also taken the additional courses needed to obtain my CTE Early Childhood Education certification through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA) and Texas Tech University.
After teaching for 1 year in Norfolk, VA, my husband and I moved to South Carolina. I have been in South Carolina for 19 years, and look forward to being a part of the Aiken High family for many years to come!
Updated Meeting Times for Ai Students
Due to the return of face-to-face instruction 5 days a week, I will no longer have scheduled meetings on Fridays.
Early Childhood Ed. 1 meetings will continue to be held at 4:00 on Monday afternoons. Meetings will be recorded for students who cannot attend and those recordings will be located in Teams.
Early Childhood Ed. 2 meetings will continue to be held at 4:00 on Wednesday afternoons, except on weeks when I have a faculty meeting. On those weeks, I will work with students to reschedule the meeting for another time. If a student cannot attend the meeting, the meeting will be recorded and the recording will be located in Teams.
If a student or parent would like to meet with me for any reason outside of those times, please email me or send me a message through Schoology or Remind to make an appointment. My office hours listed below are when those meetings can be scheduled.
Mrs. Franklin's Contact Information for Virtual Learning
Schoology!! – Login with your School Lunch Number (your usual number) and password. This is easiest to access through the school district’s digital portals. You can send me a message through Schoology if you need help with something.
Teams: I will be available for video conferencing on an pre-arranged appointment basis, but I can do a short notice meeting if you need me during my planning periods and after school.
Remind: I am also using Remind to send updates about important class information.
To sign up for Early Childhood Ed. 1 notifications, please visit
https://www.remind.com/join/christafra or enter: @christafra in the Remind app.
To sign up for Early Childhood Ed 2 notifications, please visit
https://www.remind.com/join/2hdggh or enter: @2hdggh in the Remind app.
To sign up for Child Development notifications, please visit
https://www.remind.com/join/6fc9eh or enter: @6fc9eh in the Remind app.
To sign up for Ed. & Training WBL notifications, please visit
https://www.remind.com/join/edtraini or enter: @edtraini in the Remind app.
I will be available during my planning periods (approximately 11:30-1:30) and after school most days. If you need to get in touch with me outside of that time, you can send me a message through Schoology, email, or Remind. I will respond when I am able, but please be aware that there may be a delay due to my other responsibilities. I will NOT be available after 8:00 PM unless there is an emergency or we have previously made an appointment. I may not respond over the weekend as I am enjoying time with my family, but I will respond as soon as I am able on Monday.