Christina Hulin

Senior Specialist, South Central

Christina Hulin joins NIET after serving 20 years as an educator with the Iberia Parish School System. Prior to joining NIET as a Louisiana Senior Specialist, Christina served as principal of Johnston-Hopkins Elementary in New Iberia, Louisiana. For over a decade, she advanced along the career path in an NIET/TAP school after TAP’s initial implementation in Iberia Parish, serving 3 years as a mentor teacher, 5 years as a master teacher, and 5 years as an administrator at Johnston Street Elementary and Johnston-Hopkins respectively. Additionally, she taught high school English and was an elementary school librarian.

Christina’s successful experiences leading high-quality professional development and data studies, coaching teachers at a variety of levels, as well as her knowledge of the NIET Teaching and Learning Standards Rubric, make her passionate about her work with NIET. She believes that having led an at-risk school during a pandemic has provided her with invaluable challenges and successes that can be shared with other educators across the state and nation.

Christina is a motivational leader excelling in teambuilding, culture-improving, and performance increasing initiatives. She is keenly aware of cultural issues surrounding economically disadvantaged students and families and is enthusiastic about providing students with opportunities to realize their potential, achieve academic goals, and matriculate to higher education. She genuinely shares in NIET’s mission to build educator excellence to give all students the opportunity for success. Christina has also served on NIET’s ACED (Accelerating Character Education Development) Advisory Committee for the past two years and looks forward to continued work with this initiative.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary English Education from Louisiana State University and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

 Christina  Hulin

Why are you passionate about working at NIET?

I’m a product of the pipeline.  I have served as a career teacher, mentor teacher, master teacher, assistant principal, and principal at an NIET school. The support structures and career pathway that NIET provides have, without a doubt, made me into the educator I am today.  I have seen first-hand how NIET can transform the culture and academic success of a school, and I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge, my experiences, and NIET’s mission with other educators across the state and the nation.

What do you do in your free time?

My faith and my family are the most important things to me.  In my spare time, you can find me spending time with my husband and three children. As our children are getting older (our son is in high school and our daughters are in college), it’s getting harder to coordinate schedules, but there are three places that can always bring us back together: church, the baseball park, and our family dinner table around a nice, big Cajun meal!

Who is your favorite teacher?

My favorite teacher was Jamie Andrews, my high school history teacher. In 11th grade, I moved to a new school in a new city.  I’ll never forget how Mrs. Andrews made me feel “at home” right away. Not only was she a passionate, animated teacher who brought learning to life, she also took the time to get to know her students and our interests—and it made all the difference in the world. She’s the reason I became a teacher and the reason why relationships matter so much to me.  Because of her, I know we can never underestimate the power of relationships in education.