Staff Directory

Christie Achorn

Dean of Students

203-245-2778 ext. 343

Christie earned her Bachelor’s degree from Keene State College in New Hampshire. She was elected into the National Honor Society for Education while earning her Master’s degree in Special Education with certification in Learning Disabilities from Franklin Pierce University. She recently just earned her 6th year and administrative license for education from Southern Connecticut State University. Before coming to Grove, Christie worked as a gymnastics coach and as a paraprofessional for students with special needs.


Christie loves working in the therapeutic environment because she believes the best way to positively affect a person’s life is to be involved in all aspects of it. Working as a dorm staff, special education teacher, advisor and now also the Dean of Students gives her that opportunity. Christie has always been driven to help teens find a different, more positive way to view themselves and the world. Working with the great people and the students at Grove is an invaluable experience. For her, there is nothing better than helping a student work hard on a specific goal, watching them grow through the process and eventually, witnessing them accomplish something they never thought they could. 

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