Christine Keen is the instructor for experiential, hands-on humanities classes at Compass. Christine earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in public policy from George Washington University. She worked as a consultant and strategic planner dealing with emerging trends, a role she calls “futurist.” Christine has been very involved in the gifted homeschool community as the founder and moderator of the DCMetroGiftedHomeschooling and HomeschoolingTaglets discussion groups. In addition she has been involved with the National History Day contest, a variety of science fairs, and local geography bees. Christine is an author, private tutor, and has taught geography courses to groups of homeschoolers. She also mentors college-bound home schooled students and their families on topics such as transcript development, standardized testing, curriculum choices, dual-enrollment opportunities, college selection, and writing admissions essays. Beginning in fall 2015, Christine will schedule “guidance counselor” sessions before and after her class time at Compass. Christine is well versed in homeschooling topics and approaches as she successfully homeschooled her sons from elementary school to college. Christine’s older son is about to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Miami where he earned numerous honors, and her younger son is just beginning studies at Emory University. Christine and her family live in Bethesda.