Christine Wilbanks was born and raised on Long Island, New York and after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Communications, she served in the U.S Army as an officer in the Quartermaster Corps, and was honorably discharged. She then sought a career in management of claims, sales and underwriting in the insurance industry with both a Fortune 100 and Fortune 50 company where she completed her Masters in Organizational Management. After the birth of her son, Ethan, a junior at LCHS and proud Band of Gold member, she chose to leave the industry and go back to her original career goal to be a teacher preferably in middle school. Mrs. Wilbanks then completed her Post-Baccalaureate at The University of North Georgia, while also working in marketing at UNG’s Department of Continuing Education and in 2018 earned her Ed.S in Curriculum and Instruction at Piedmont University. Today Mrs. Wilbanks joyfully teaches 7th grade life science and, on many weekends, is a “Citizen Scientist” in her volunteer role at Project Chimps, a sanctuary for chimpanzees retired from medical research.