Christine T. Rafal, Ed.D., began her career as a teacher in public and private schools in New Hampshire. Since then, she has conducted classroom research, developed performance assessments for teachers, and written online professional development courses. Christine led the team that developed the PBS Parents Guide to Creativity. She has served on her neighborhood School Council and given workshops for court-involved parents. She co-writes a blog of learning resources for thinking children and their parents. Her research on the history of women and the history of French Canadians in New England has appeared in the periodicals The Journal of the Learning Sciences and American Speech, in the textbook African American Vernacular English (by John R. Rickford) and on the website of the Franco-American Women's Institute.
A member of First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Arlington, Massachusetts for more than seven years, Christine is a lay worship leader, children's religious education teacher, and the co-developer (with the Rev. Carlton Elliot Smith) of Growing Peace, Love, and Forgiveness, an adult religious education program.