Christina Tettonis is honored to be principal of The Hellenic Classical Charter School (HCCS) since 2007. The New York State Education Department has designated HCCS as a reward school for the last several years. It ranks among the top charter schools (Pre-K to 8) in New York City for exceeding targets in student achievement, school environment and student progress.
Christina is a fellow in The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished New York City Principals at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has also served as a member of the Deputy Chancellor’s Principal Advisory Group. In addition to Literacy Trust, Christina serves as a Board of Trustee for the Brooklyn Public Library, The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, and The Bay Ridge Federal Union.
Christina was principal of Public School 170 for the NYC Department of Education from 2002- 2007. She began her public school career teaching students at Public School 186 and Public School 105 in Brooklyn, New York. Her first teaching position was at Holy Cross Parochial School.
Christina was born and raised in Brooklyn. She is the oldest daughter of Greek immigrant parents. She is married and has twin sons who just graduated college.