LEADERSHIP SHAPES LEARNING

Dr. Christine Younghusband is passionate about teaching and learning and the role of leadership in enhancing the student learning experience. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2017 from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and engaged in post-doctoral research as an Affiliated Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) at SFU.

Dr. Younghusband is an independent educational consultant, Assistant Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) School of Education, and co-moderator of #bcedchat on Twitter Sunday nights at 7pm PST. She is a former secondary mathematics and science teacher and member of the Math K-9 Curriculum Development Team in BC Education. She served as a sessional instructor at SFU and St. Mark’s College and school trustee for two-terms on the School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) Board of Education.

Dr. Younghusband is currently writing a book titled “20 days” about her learning experiences with her mother and family, and in the midst of publishing articles on school trusteeship, her dissertation, and communicating student learning. She is driven by THINKING FORMATIVE in her practice and hopes to share this thinking with others. Dr. Younghusband’s research interests include leadership, professional learning experiences, subject matter acquisition, policy and practice, formative assessment, and teacher mentorship.


Simon Fraser University – EdD Dissertation – 2017

The Professional Learning Experiences of Non-Mathematics Subject Specialist Teachers: A Descriptive Study

Senior Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Laitsch, PhD

Link to Dissertation: http://summit.sfu.ca/item/17485


Professional Affiliations – Co-Moderator, Academic Council, Affiliate Scholar


University Northern British Columbia – School of Education

Full-Time Regular Term Assistant Professor (August 2018 to July 2020)



Recent Posts

  • Change The Story

    Week 34 (of 38) – May 13 to 17, 2019 Oh wow… back-to-back weekly blogs of learning… and I am so grateful for the power of writing. It’s my #OneWord2019: Writing. Although my intentions to WRITE is more directed towards research, publishing, and writing the book about my mom, I appreciate the blog platform. THIS […]

  • Second Chance

    Week 33 (of 38) – May 6 to 10, 2019 I am a week late in writing my weekly blog of learning… and truth, it was not because I was “too busy.” I am busy but I have not been doing much. I am in a state of SADNESS and I am unable to shake […]

  • Review Reflect Redo

    Week 32 (of 38) – April 29 to May 3, 2019 I don’t know if it’s because I’ve returned home to the Sunshine Coast or if it was the tail end of a long semester, but I have been in a place of sadnessĀ that I have not been able to shake. Last week was filled […]

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