After graduating from Syracuse University, Christina “Chris” Dolan’s career took her from AmeriCorps to the classroom and from rural Missouri to New Orleans, Memphis, and Pennsylvania. Though she spent some time early in her career lecturing for college courses, when she began her high school teaching career at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, she found that high school teaching allowed for a richer teaching and learning experience.
Chris is passionate about providing students with opportunities to experience the joys and challenges of outdoor activity. She has served as Director of Outdoor Education at Moravian Academy. Now, she is a Wilderness First Responder, EMT, and a member of the West Windsor EMS Fast Squad. If she’s not playing outside, she can be found at home with the cat reading The New Yorker or a good book. She loves working with teenagers inside and outside of the classroom because their optimism and boundless curiosity broaden her own interests.
What do you love most about Oliverian?
“I love the strong sense of community, compassion, and support that is so clearly evident in interactions between students and adults on campus.”
What motivates you to work with kids?
“I love working with teenagers because the energy, optimism, and creativity they bring to any task is infectious and inspiring. It is a privilege to be a small part of their adolescent journey and a joy to spend time with such bright, thoughtful, and earnest young people.”