Spotlights
Christina Foerster Puglisi
03/09/2016

Spotlight

Mrs. Foerster Puglisi graduated in 2006 from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  She has since worked with youth and families in the foster care, residential, and outpatient mental health areas. Desiring to work with youth in their educational environment, Christina found her next career move to Baltimore County Public Schools in 2013. Her first assignment was split between three schools: Red House Run, Hawthorne, and Middlesex Elementary Schools.  During her tenure there, she facilitated a Health and Resource Fair for the Hawthorne Community and provided support to NED, an initiative that stands for Never Give Up, Encourage Others, and Do Your Best.

An opportunity then arose for Mrs. Foerster Puglisi to be assigned full time at Catonsville High School. Since becoming a proud part of the community, she has received a grant to be used for school supplies and backpacks to be accessible to all students in need. She also serves as the liaison for the Safe School Ambassador Program, which empowers students to be active school leaders in promoting a positive environment.  Mrs. Foerster Puglisi has also become a part of the attendance and SST committees. In addition to direct individual and group student services, she has co-taught in the FALS classroom, is working with an AVID teacher on lesson plans, and is leading a girl-specific group on improving peer interactions. Mrs. Foerster Puglisi will often utilize technology, music, and other activities in her groups.

With her eyes set towards the future, she anticipates establishing a school food pantry and clothing closet for all CHS students in need. Most of all, she enjoys interaction with her students, from a simple “good morning” to providing encouragement or helping a student deescalate from a crisis.

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