Chris Webb was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but raised in rural western Kansas. He attended high school at Enterprise Academy in Enterprise, Kansas, and then continued his education at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. He began pursuing a major in Communications with a final goal of becoming a journalist, but after serving at Maxwell Adventist Academy in Nairobi, Kenya, as a student missionary assistant boys’ dean, Chris decided instead to pursue his real passion—teaching.
Within a week of returning to the United States, he changed his major to English Education, earning his diploma in May of 2009. He is now in the process of acquiring a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University.
Chris and Lisa met at the wedding of a mutual friend in Denver, Colorado. 1 They dated exclusively over the phone for almost an entire year, seeing each other 4 times, until Chris persuaded Lisa to move from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to the bustling metropolis of Lincoln, Nebraska. They lived there for 2 more years before getting married July 12th, 2009.
Within one month of walking down the aisle, they left the United States and headed for Taipei, Taiwan, to teach at The Primacy Collegiate Academy (formerly Taipei Adventist Preparatory Academy), a Seventh-day Adventist high school, where Chris spent 5 years as the senior English teacher.
In 2012, Chris became the first Evernote Education Ambassador in Taiwan. He loves to share with anyone/everyone how they can use Evernote to make their classrooms work more smoothly, keep their students’ work organized, catalogue assessments and resources, and archive their lesson plans for later review and polishing.
In July 2013, Chris was honored to be selected to attend Google Teacher Academy Chicago and be named a Google Certified Teacher 2. It was an amazing experience for him to work with and learn from some of the best educators in the world, and it inspired him to find new ways to share that experience with other teachers, especially in the Seventh-day Adventist community.
In the Fall of 2013, Chris and his former high school principal, Stephen Bralley, established the #teachSDA Twitter Professional Learning Network (PLN). They host a weekly chat with other Christian and Adventist educators around the world, where they discuss a variety of current educational issues.
In the fall of 2014, Chris and Lisa began a new chapter of their lives at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy in Healdsburg, California, where Chris is teaching freshman English and sophomore World History.
Chris loves chocolate chip cookies, passport stamps, the “A-ha!” look on students’ faces when something clicks in the classroom, and free Wi-Fi.
Chris’s Resume (PDF)
- Chris likes to brag about how when he met Lisa for the first time, he liked her so much that he immediately dropped everything, including the girl that he was dating, to pursue the woman he knew he would end up marrying. Lisa likes to respond to this by rolling her eyes. ↩
- As of June 2015, that title has been changed to Google Certified Innovator.
It means that I’m pretty, pretty good. ↩