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Getting to Kneaux: Christine Paschal

by Haylee Eldridge
Getting to Kneaux: Christine Paschal

BATON ROUGE – The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes recently hired Christine Paschal as a learning specialist and is excited to have her join their team.

“We are very fortunate to have Christine join our team,” said CCACSA Manager of Student Learning Carli Faulkner. “Christine brings a diverse background to our staff with her experience as a high school and middle school math teacher in addition to her time as a student assistant in the Academic Success Center at South Alabama. Her desire to make a difference in the lives of our student-athletes, coupled with her ability to build rapport with them, fits perfectly within our team. We are excited to see her grow in this field.”

Paschal earned a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from the University of South Alabama in 2016, and continued her education by receiving a master’s degree in secondary education from Old Dominion University in 2017.

While working towards her undergraduate degree, she was a student assistant at South Alabama where she served as an academic center evening supervisor, an athletic tutor/coach and an academic advisor assistant.

After earning her master’s degree, Paschal was a math teacher at Southside STEM Academy at Campostella in Norfolk, Virginia where she taught mathematics to seventh graders. She utilized several teaching methods to implement stimulating lessons that engaged the students’ attention and interest.

Most recently, Paschal was a math teacher at Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama where she taught algebra I and II, discrete math and algebra with finance to high school students. She created comprehensive lesson plans and collaborated with her colleagues to integrate new activities into the lessons.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the CCACSA staff,” said Paschal. “I look forward to working with this passionate team to provide student-athletes with the skills and tools needed for lifelong success after college. It is truly a blessing to be working with this department and helping LSU’s student-athletics have the best athletic and academic careers.”