Christina Carmichael

  • Chico CA
  • (858) 243-7295
Christina  Carmichael


Highly skilled and dedicated professional in the filed of early child development with demonstrated success in providing exceptional care and implementing effective curriculum plans for children. Exemplary understanding of the nature of child development and working with diverse populations. Compassionate professional with expertise in effective communication, building relationships and maintaining strict confidentiality. Demonstrated track record of success working with diverse populations in one-on-one and group settings. An advocate with inherent ability to manage many types of personalities, discuss stressful situations, proactively resolve issues, and achieve challenging goals. 


Nurturing, creative, and enthusiastic professional who incorporates diverse teaching methods to meet students’ and families' varying needs and interests while building rapport.



Aug 2012 - Dec 2015

B.A Child Development; Diversity Studies Minor

California State University
  • Chico State Honors Student, Child Development Honors Student                                  GPA: 3.9
  • Chico State College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean’s List                                                                                                                                                                             August 2012- December 2015
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society                                              August 2013- December 2015

UNIMORE University of Reggio Emilia, Italy                                            August 2014- December 2014

  • Study Abroad Student with an Emphasis in International Education


Work History
Feb 2016 - Present

Kindergarten Aide 

Blue Oak Charter School
  • Implemented Waldorf philosophy and curriculum in the form of daily and weekly activities, such as circle time and morning snack preparation, to 22 kindergarten children five and six years of age.  
  • Assessed, recorded, and reported the development and progress of the children, specifically those with identified challenges who are not developing typically. 
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

Occupational Therapy Intern

Integrative Therapy
  • Assisted in the daily sessions of children ages newborn to three-years-old receiving occupational therapy services focusing on Sensory Integration.
  • Filed and maintained confidential client information efficiently and accurately.
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

Assistant Classroom Teacher

Chico State Associated Students Child Development Lab
  • Prepared and evaluated developmentally appropriate curriculum for fourteen 2-3 year-olds.
  • Participated in staff meetings and parent social events.
  • Completed weekly observation notes and Desired Results assessments and assessed behavior management techniques.
Jun 2014 - Aug 2015

Substitute Teacher

Pacific Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Served as a professional, reliable, and dedicated teacher at an accredited National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) school, committed to ensuring the needs of every child in the classroom of 12 preschoolers were met.
Mar 2015 - May 2015

Instructor for Children with Special Needs

Little Red Hen Lifespan Center 
  • Worked one-on-one with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) and other developmental disabilities to learn and grow through unique and exciting activities.
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Assistant English Teacher

Bergonzi Primary School, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Created and executed English lesson plans for students in grades one, three, and four.
  • Easily adapted to a variety of learning techniques, behaviors, and styles.

Awards and Certifications

May 2015 - Present

First Aid, CPR, AED, Lifeguard 

American Red Cross

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015

Lactation Advocates of Northern California Conference Scholarship Recipient  


One of four students chosen to attend the event for professionals dedicated to helping and promoting lactation support in the community

Aug 2014 - May 2015

Dr. Cindy Ratekin Scholarship Recipient                                 

California State University, Chico

A scholarship dedicated to supporting promising Child Development students towards completing their education and becoming skilled professionals in their field.

Aug 2012 - May 2013

James O’Haehn Scholarship Recipient                                                                                           

California State University, Chico

A scholarship awarded to college freshmen based on academic performance as well as their prospective performance, as assessed by teachers and/or counselors familiar with them.

Community and Campus Involvement

  • Chico Reading Pals                                                                                                                 January 2016- Present 
  • Chico State Child Development Student Association                                  August 2013- December 2015 
  • Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE)                                     August 2012- December 2013
  • Hogar De Vida Orphanage, Atenas, Costa Rica                                                              June 2010 - July 2010
  • Rancho Bernardo High School Peer Counselor                                                        August 2010- June 2012
  • Teens Helping Reach Individuals at Valley Elementary                                          August 2008- June 2012


Reflective Narratives of Learning Outcomes

Assignment Documentation

Professional Responses

Honors Coursework