Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Christina Heitke


I grew up in Modesto, California and received a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology from CSU, Chico in 1988.  Upon graduating and entering the work force, I discovered my calling and earned a Multiple Subject Teachers Credential from National University in 1992.   I began my teaching career in the Elk Grove Unified School District as a first grade teacher, then moved to the San Juan Unified School District in 1996.  In the year 2000, I earned a Master's of Science in Educational Technology from National University.   Although my formal education is complete, I consider myself to be a lifelong learner.  I attend workshop and trainings on a regular basis to keep me in tuned with current best practices and motivated to always try new things. .  This summer I will be attending a Summer Science Institute to learn about best practices for teaching Next Generation Science Standards.    


On a personal note: I am married and have three teen-age daughters: 19, 15 and 13.  My family enjoys outdoor activities including: camping, hiking, swimming, the drive-in, visiting with family and friends,  exploring urban areas like San Francisco and Los Angeles, and traveling up or down the beautiful coast of California.   When by myself, I enjoy relaxing with a good book, going for a walk,  and watching movies.  As my children grow and become more independent, I am in pursuit of a new hobby.  I'll keep you posted.


Last Modified on June 13, 2018