Albin Elementary has new school Principal
September 8, 2022
Albin has a new face as principal, or do they? For this principal is still helping in her classes. Christina Nusbaum is the new principal for Albin Elementary.
Nusbaum started out as a para in 1993. She shared the job with Jen McMahon for two years at Pine Bluffs Elementary. She then received a teaching job at Grover Elementary in Grover, Colorado. Nusbaum taught Kindergarten through 3rd grade for ten years. After that she moved to Albin Elementary, where she taught fifth and sixth grade math. Nusbaum has been there for 16 years. Now Nusbaum helps with 3rd through 6th grade math. She said, "In junior high I knew I loved math and that I would be teaching it at some point. Now days I feel it is more challenging than it used to be with tougher concepts in sixth grade. I love working with kids, I feel like that was where my calling was."
The question is, why a principal? Nusbaum said, "I thought it would never be me having a gig with administration. But the opportunity presented itself. I am very passionate about this school and the culture that we have cultivated here. It was important to me that we keep that going." The job appealed to Nusbaum for several reasons. She would still be teaching the students and the administration duties only take a sliver of her day. Plus, she will be teaching teachers now.
Nusbaum would like to have the community know that she has a passion for kids, and a passion for teaching. She has a passion for the Albin School and the community. She goals it to be her best. Nussbaum thinks being more individual with the students help them grow more.