About the author
Christine Davis Easterling is an active member of First Baptist Church in Northwest Washington. At First Baptist, she's serves as a member of the Board of Christian Education, director of Vacation Bible School, and chairperson of the Fall and Spring institutes. She's been a member of the First Baptist Gospel Choir for fifteen years. She teaches a Miracles of Jesus class for the Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Maryland, from her book titled The Miracles of Jesus. Additionally, Christine, is a former Vice Principal of the District of Columbia Public Schools, and former Director of The Teaching Professions Academy.
In the 1958 class of Luther H. Foster High School she was an honor roll student, basketball player, cheerleader, member of the Dramatics Club, choir, and Parliamentarian of the Senior Class. After graduating from Luther H. Foster High, she attended Saint Paul's Episcopal College where she was an honor roll student, member of the Dramatics Guild, and was inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She went on to earn a Master of Arts Degree from The University of D. C. and a Master's of Arts Degree from Howard University in Public School Administration.
She is the author of several books: A Giant for Justice: Inspirational Biography of William H. "Bill" Simons III, which is a twenty-five-year history of the Washington Teachers' Union, The Miracles of Jesus, Her latest book is titled: You Can Move Your Mountains: Keep Pushing with Your Mountain—Moving Faith.
Christine has been cited on numerous occasions for her outstanding work in the local education arena and in the D. C. and Maryland community. She was recently certified as Dean of Standard Leadership Training Schools in affiliation with the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., receiving her certification at the annual northeast regional conference. She served as Vice President of the District of Columbia Retired Educators Association from 2006-2008 and President-Elect 2008-2010.
Through the years, Christine has been honored as "State Vice-Principal" of the Year by The National Association of School Administrators, "Teacher of the Year by The National Education Association, AKA Theta Omega Omega Chapter Soror of the Year, recipient of the Regional Author's Award in 2011; Marjorie Holloman Parker Regional Award, 2007-2009; Theta Omega Omega Soror of the Year Award and the 2014 Superior Service Award and the Regional Golden Soror of the Year Award, 2020.
Currently, Christine has been inducted into the James Solomon Russell-Saint Paul's College Museum and Archives Wall of Fame. She was inducted because she made significant outstanding exemplary service and contributions to Saint Paul's College and have received recognition on a regional, national and world-wide arena. She is inducted as among the first group of inductees in the new museum and Archives. The ceremony took place during the Grand Opening, Ribbon-Cutting Service of the museum on August 10, 2019.
On November 15, 2019 on behalf of the alumni, faculty, staff, and administration of the University of the District of Columbia was nominated and selected to receive the 2019 UDC National Alumni Society Georgia Herron Spirit award. This award recognizes alumni who exhibit superior loyalty and service to the University and the University's alumni society.