Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. - Bible & Elementary Education M.A.T. - Early Childhood Education Certified in Early Childhood Education & CATE 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 15 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 second 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 CATE 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 just completed taking the additional courses needed to obtain my CATE 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 18 years, and look forward to being a part of the Aiken High family for many years to come!
Christa Franklin's Contact Information for Distance Learning
Phone: 803-888-8284 (calls and texts)
Schoology!! – Login with your School Lunch Number (your usual number) and password AHS2020. You may change your password once you log in. This is easiest to access through the school district’s digital portals.
Free Conference Call: I will be available for video conferencing on an appointment only basis. I have to travel an hour to get to the school where I will have sufficient bandwidth to provide video. If you need to see me this is the way to do so.
Dial-in number (US): (425) 436-6344
Access code: 512863#
International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/cfranklin29
Online meeting ID: cfranklin29
Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/cfranklin29
For additional assistance connecting to the meeting text "Help" to the Dial-In number above. Message and data rates may apply.
At this time I am also using Remind to send updates about important class information – this will likely tell you to go to Schoology when I make an update.
To sign up for Early Childhood Ed. 1 notifications, please visit
To sign up for Early Childhood Ed 2 notifications, please visit
To sign up for Child Development notifications, please visit
To sign up for Ed. & Training WBL notifications, please visit
I will be available Monday – Friday (except 3/23/2020) from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM and 1:00 until 3:00 PM. If you need to get in touch with me outside of that time, you can send me a message through the phone number above, Schoology, email, or Remind. I will respond if I am able, but please be aware that there may be a delay, especially if you are using my school email address. There is often a delay in getting those messages on my phone. I will NOT be available after 9:00 PM unless there is an emergency or we have previously made an appointment.
BEST WISHES FOR A HEALTHY AND SAFE DISTANCE LEARNING EXPERIENCE!! Mrs. Franklin