• Christie DeHart
    Christie DeHart

    Christie’s path to Lee began in the spring of 2003 when she was hired to serve as secretary to the directors of Field Experiences and Teacher Education. While working as a secretary at Lee, she enrolled as a non-traditional transfer student to ultimately earn her degree in Human Development, Business Emphasis. The grace, compassion, and love of learning that was displayed by the faculty and staff in the Helen DeVos College of Education made a significant impact upon Christie, and in 2007 she left her position as a secretary to complete her bachelor’s degree. Her goal in every step of her educational journey was to serve the Lord and make her professors in the College of Education proud. When she graduated in December of 2008, DeHart immediately enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Lee. Since her passion has always been to share her love of learning and to pass along the mission of Lee University to the greater community, Christie taught English language arts in grades six and eight at two local middle schools while serving as Language Arts Department Chair during her tenure at both schools. As a lifelong learner, DeHart earned her Master of Arts in Teaching in 2010 and her Education Specialist degree in 2014 while working as a classroom teacher. In the fall of 2017, Christie felt it was time to return to the Lee family as Coordinator of Learning Support. She believes that her experiences as a first-generation college student, a public educator, and a former staff member in the College of Education give her a unique perspective into the needs of learners. It is her sincere desire to find pathways that encourage all students to believe in themselves and in doing so, find satisfaction in reaching their highest potential. Her signature strengths are Learner, Achiever, Connectedness, Input, and Strategic.