Christine Hurley-Geffnerby WFP Admin added on 19 October 2013, Comments Off on Christine Hurley-Geffner , posted in
Outdoor Curriculum Specialist
Christine Hurley-Geffner brings her passion for the natural environment when planning the outdoor curriculum for the multi-day classes. As Outdoor Curriculum Specialist, she creates developmentally appropriate activities that provide opportunities for children to explore, be active, challenge themselves and embrace the outdoors.
Christine received her Ph.D. in Education, with an emphasis in Human Development and Disability, from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998. Prior to that, she received her Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of the Pacific and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in child development, from California State University, Sacramento. Christine has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities from age 3 through adulthood, and their families, in several different capacities.
While her younger son attended the 3-Day and Pre-K programs at Woodinville Family Preschool, Christine led the Outdoor Play Team. She subsequently worked as WFP’s first Outdoor Curriculum Specialist from 2006-2008. After working for two years in that role, Christine began homeschooling her children, who were 12 and 7 years
old at that time. She continues to homeschool her youngest son, who is now in 7th grade.
Christine has been a Camp Fire leader for a total of 12 years. For the past 4 years she has been the Director/Co-Director of Camp Fire’s Blyth Day Camp, a week-long summer day camp attended by 125 children in grades Kindergarten through 7th.
Christine enjoys running, cooking, and furthering her knowledge about topics related to parenting, education, child development and health. She and her husband enjoy the challenges of raising their two teen-aged sons.