Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History/Anthropology B.A. English National Writing Project Teacher Consultant Trauma-Informed educator DBT Steps-A Highly Qualified to teach: English/ELA 6-12 Social Studies 6-9

Ms. Christin McDowell



 Welcome to the Virtual Academy! My name is Christin McDowell and I'm very excited to be here for my 2nd year teaching Social Studies and super excited to add Creative Writing to the mix! Prior to joining the team at CVA I was a high school English teacher for 13 years. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy hanging out with my rescue Foxhound, Copper, gardening, reading, and writing (particularly with fountain pens). 


Beginning of the Year Information:

Please review and follow the directions on the Getting Started @ CVA page

Sign up for your grade level's Remind by texting the correct code to 81010.
Parents and students can join!
Remind is a great way to receive important information and contact teachers.
6th grade: 6thcva 
7th grade: 7
8th grade: 8thcva

All families should also sign up for Student Services' Remind.
Text CVA68 to 81010

Open House is Thursday, August 19th. There is a virtual session and an in-person session available.

6-8 Virtual Open House: 4-4:45  CLICK HERE FOR MS TEAMS LINK

6-8 In-Person Open House 5-5:45 

Microsoft Teams and Canvas:


Teams: I will add each student to the correct Team, but it will also be linked on the class Canvas homepage. Note: the class name on Teams includes the time for the class.

Canvas: You will be able to access your classes on Canvas. Parents, please sign up as a Canvas Observer so that you may monitor your student's academic progress. Here is a  Helpful video on how to join.


My Schedule:

Social Studies 6-8

M, T, W: Live classes on Teams
Thursday: In-person classes on campus
Friday: Asychronous Classes


Creative Writing

I plan for our class to meet 2x per week: M/W. This is subject to change based on student needs.

T, TH, F will be Asynchronous and students may reach me with any questions during school hours.


Last Modified on August 18, 2021