Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Christina Reilly
Starting her career in 1996 as a Kitchen Designer, Mrs. Reilly created functional cooking areas and family gathering spaces for her clients. She graduated from The School of Visual Arts in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Christina worked on various types of design projects including both corporate and residential ventures and various designs at the United Nations.
In 2000, Mrs. Reilly was invited to be an adjunct professor at her alma mater. This is when she got her first taste of teaching. During her design career, she wore many hats besides “Designer”, including Project Coordinator, Estimator, Draftsman and Facilities Manager.
Mrs. Reilly enjoys cooking for her family and teaching her two sons how to cook as well. She, like many working parents strive to find a work-life balance and believes that everyone needs to do their part to make their home function successfully. She takes advantage of teachable moments to promote life-skills learning to her boys; teaching them simple household tasks such as folding laundry, having them read food labels or compare prices of products during grocery shopping.
In 2014, Mrs. Reilly left the Design & Construction industry to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. She began working as a Special Education Teaching Assistant. She instantly realized that teaching was where her heart was. Working first in the East Meadow school district in a self-contained classroom, and then in Oceanside in a collaborative setting; she delivers instruction in ways that all learners can benefit.
Mrs. Reilly completed the graduate program for general and special education at Touro College and pursued a Family & Consumer Sciences certification to combine all things she is passionate about; Teaching, Family, Nutrition, Design and Culinary.