Christie Grillo
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    BS in Computer Science

    Masters in Secondary Education

    Masters in Educational Leadership

    Educational Specialist


    Class AA, Instructional Leader, Grade Level P-12, Alabama

    Class A, Instructional Leader, Grade Level P-12, Alabama

    Class B, Elementary, Grade Level K - 6, Alabama

    Class B, Computer Science, Grave Level 6 - 12

    Technology Applications, Grade Level EC - 12, Texas

    Generalist, Grade Level EC - 6, Texas

    Technology Education, Grade Level 6 - 12, Texas



  • Hello Hartselle Community!

    My name is Christie Grillo (formerly Willis) and I currently teach Introduction to Manufacturing as well as Advanced Manufacturing at Hartselle High School.  I am originally from Monroe, Louisiana and graduated from Ouachita High School long, long ago!  Most of my family still resides in this area and I love when I get the chance to go back home and have some of my mother's southern cooking.  It is the BEST!  Because I grew up in Louisiana for half of my life, I am a huge LSU fan.  GEAUX TIGERS!!!!  During my time in high school, I participated in the Marching Band  and played the Baritone which carried me to join the Marching Band in college.  I still enjoy watching the half time shows during football games!  

    Throughout my years as a teacher, I have taught in Texas in San Antonio and El Paso.  In the great state of Alabama, I have also been honored to teach students in Hoover and now Hartselle.  Technology has always been a passion of mine and I have continued this course throughout my educational journey.  My classrooms have consisted of Computer Programming (Java, C++, Python, SNAP), Webmastering, STEM, Computer Fundamentals, Engineering, and now, Computer Science as well as Manufacturing.  Because our students were born in a digital era, I feel that it is so important to teach each in a manner that they understand.  Technology does just that and allows teachers to be more creative and keep students much more engaged!  

    During my teaching career, I have been a sponsor of the Yearbook, Lego Robotics, Vex Robotics, Drill & Pom Dance Teams, Website Administrator, and have played leadership roles in a plethora of committees.  

    It has been a goal of mine to never stop learning, no matter how old I am (I will not tell you my age)!  This continual learning process only makes myself a much better educator for the students that I teach.  This desire and motivation led me to achieve a BA in Computer Science, Masters in Secondary Education, Masters in Educational Leadership, and an Educational Specialist degree.  Eventually, I will achieve my PH.D when the time is right!  

    There are so many hobbies that I possess, but I think my most favorite ones are fishing, hunting, traveling, reading, building anything, and spending time with my beautiful family!  I thank God everyday for my wonderful family and beautiful kids!  I am immensely blessed!  

    It is a great honor to be a part of Hartselle City Schools and I look forward to having a great school year and wish everyone the very best!