Christine Cruickshank
Christine CruickshankPrincipal

What degree’s do you hold?
Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction/Instructional Technology, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Secondary Education History, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education Social Studies.

What teacher or professional credentials do you hold?
State of Florida Educational Leadership and Social Science Grades 6-12 certification

What year did you start teaching at Destin High School?
December, 2020

Christine Cruickshank is in her 37th year of education and has earned an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction/Instructional Technology, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Secondary Education History, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education Social Studies. She is certified by the State of Florida in Educational Leadership and Social Science Grades 6-12. She has taught grades 7-12 as well as teaching at the college level. She has coached many sports, sponsored many clubs and activities, and served as an activities director before becoming a principal.

Christine has taught in public schools and in public charter schools, she now prefers charter schools that offer unique learning opportunities for students. She believes that innovation and curriculum offer the best opportunities to advance education and students. She has served as the lead contact for three AdvancED./Cognia Accreditation visits. She has also served on numerous AdvancED accreditation visitation teams throughout Florida and Alabama serving schools, systems, and early learning programs. Christine has developed numerous programs throughout her career that were created to serve the student populations where she was employed at the time. She works tirelessly to promote student achievement, make learning a top priority, create a shared vision and evaluate data and instructional practices to continually improve the school. Christine believes in strong supportive relationships with staff, students, and parents.