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Chrissy Kizer

Academic Tutor

Chrissy Kizer - Boys Boarding School Academic Tutor
Chrissy Kizer
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Born overseas, Chrissy primarily lived in Papua New Guinea returning home to Greenville, SC for visits and ultimately to attend high school. Chrissy then attended Greenville Technical College where she earned a Food Science Degree. She took this new skill set to the Chattooga River, working for many of the local rafting companies, providing nutrition for visiting rafters and river guides as they adventured the river. During this time, she fell in love with the outdoors, especially the Chattooga River and decided to stay!

In 1996, Chrissy and her husband opened a small café called the Green Salamander in Tallulah Falls, GA. After many years in the restaurant business, Chrissy returned to school and earned a teaching degree in Special Education at Southern Wesleyan University.

Chrissy and her family moved ‘up the mountain’ to Asheville, NC where she taught for 11 years as a Special Education teacher in Buncombe County Schools. She has worked with a broad range of needs such as ADHD, autism, dyslexia and dyscalculia as well as other Specific Learning Disabilities.

With extensive training in Orton Gillingham, Multisensory Math Teaching Program and other support modalities, Chrissy is able to offer a wide range of support to CCBS students, both individually and in small groups.

Lucky for CCBS, Chrissy and her family moved back to the Upstate area. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, paddleboarding, biking, hiking and running.

“I really enjoy working with students one-on-one and watching their self-confidence and skills flourish and grow. Nelson Mandela put it best, ‘education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’.”

Let me share a middle school story…

“In 6th grade we came back to Greenville and I attended Southside Christian School. I tried out for the girls basketball team and surprisingly made it! I was so excited I asked my mom to get me white Weapon CX Converse basketball shoes because everybody else had them! She came home with Chuck Taylors instead, and I was so bummed that I did not have the cool sneakers like everyone else. Little did I know that the Chuck Taylors would be so popular several years later!”

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