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Christina was Emergent Tree’s first full-time employee.  From the beginning she began to put process around our coaching supports.  And, her attention to detail has helped us refine all our products. We are so grateful she had faith in us and took the leap to join our team.  She has made a permanent impact on what we do!

Name: Christina Patrin

1. How long have you worked with ETE?

3 years

2. What brought you to ETE?

Since I was little, I knew I would either be Wonder Woman or a teacher. I’ve had a special place in my heart for students who learned by using their superpowers. After spending time in the classroom as a special education teacher then as district administrator, ETE had an incredible opportunity to continue my quest. I am incredibly humbled to learn, create and share what may appear to be supernatural powers, but are really practical strategies for behavior with the educators we serve.

3. What’s your favorite part of working at ETE?

Working with ETE is an incredible opportunity to help educators develop systems in their classrooms, schools and districts that will create better life long outcomes for our students.

4. What three traits define you?

Loyal, organized, creative

5. If you could learn how to do anything, what would it be and why?

Homesteading! – gardening, farming, milking, harvesting, canning!

6. What is your favorite book from childhood?

The Monster at the End of This Book: Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover

7. If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?

I would love to have lunch with my grandfather, Jesus Trevino. I would love to listen to him tell my daughters the same beautiful stories he told us as children. The stories of the trees and how they talked to each other, of the gatito that shouted “meow-ogo, meow-ogo!” My grandfather had so much to teach us about compassion, resilience and humility but ran out of time.

8. Share something about yourself that no one would know!

I took three years of Japanese, but can’t count to 10!