Christie Yang Director All Locations | All Classrooms
Christie Yang, born and raised in the DC area, loves to laugh, eat, and live life to the fullest! Prior to working at F.C.M.S., Christie lived in Maui, Hawaii, where she met her husband. Next, they packed up and moved to San Francisco, CA, where Christie began volunteering at John Yehall Elementary School. She soon discovered that a career in education was what she wanted to pursue. After obtaining a master’s degree in education (Pre-K through 8th grade) from Marymount University in Arlington, VA and teaching for six years in Fairfax County Public Schools at Lynbrook Elementary School, Christie quickly burnt out of the test-taking mentality. She was ready to learn about a different approach to learning – Montessori!
Coincidentally, her best friend, Tatjana Vichnevsky, who she has known since 9 years of age as they grew up on the same street in Annandale, VA, wanted to start her own school….Full Circle Montessori School! Tatjana knew she had one child, Christie’s son Jakob, and Christie to help with anything the school needed in its starting stages. After 12 years, Jakob and her daughter Maya have graduated the Elementary program (how did the time go by so fast!) and Christie continues to be grateful for the Full Circle Montessori School experience for her own family and the joy she gets from working with the children, the families, and the F.C.M.S. team who inspire her to be a better human being each and every day!