"To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care." - Mandy Hale
Hello Students and Parents-
My name is Christian Lowe. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Salisbury University and earned a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Queens University of Charlotte. I feel extremely lucky and blessed to be part of the Spartan family here at J.P. Knapp Early College High School. I have been an educator for 19 years. Over that span, I have also enjoyed many roles including math teacher, after-school detention and Saturday school facilitator, graduate school student, athletic coach, and assistant athletic director. But of all the hats I wear or I have worn, being a father to my 3 children is by far my favorite.
What would you see if you walked into my classroom? I believe you would see a class where students are having fun and learning a ton about life.... and a little about math too. I strive to facilitate learning in a classroom that includes:
- an environment where all students feel welcome and safe.
- accommodations to various learning styles and preferences.
- promoting 21st-century skills such as the proper use of technology along with effective oral and written communication.
- consideration for multiple viewpoints.
- materials that convey various perspectives accurately (gender, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexuality, socio-economic status, and ability for example).
To Parents and Students :
Teaching tolerance, understanding, and respect is a non-negotiable part of creating an effective school classroom and culture. Anything less than respect for one another will not be tolerated in my presence.
To Parents: “A lack of communication leaves fear and doubt.” - Kellan Lutz
As a classroom teacher, all I can do is picture my biological kids sitting at my students' desks. What would I want for them? How would I want them to be treated? What kind of patience and level of effort would I want for them? When keeping these questions in mind as I teach, I know I can reach as many students as I possibly can in the classroom. What I will need from you to help maximize your child’s academic success is your trust, support, and communication. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, and/or anything you feel I may need to know that will benefit your child in the classroom.
To Students: "The two things in life you are in total control over are your attitude and your effort" - Billy Cox
Please come to class prepared, with a positive attitude, and ready to exert effort. Asking questions is a must for optimal understanding and achievement. All I will ever ask of you is that you put forth the very best effort of which you are capable. Realistically, that is all anyone can ever ask of you. Show me legitimate effort, and I’ll show you progress and growth.
I am extremely excited to continue my teaching journey with you all. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any academic questions or concerns.