Phone: (985) 764-9946
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education and Bachelor of Arts in History, Minors in Italian and International Studies, Honors Diploma, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2004 Master of Arts in History, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2014 Certifications: Secondary Social Studies Google Educator Level 1
Hey everyone! In these uncertain times, know that I am doing everything I can to help your AP student succeed! I am updating my Google Classroom daily. I will post all notes and assignments and will make videos for the units. Your student can always contact me via email for Google Classroom.
If you or your student has a question, please contact me! Have them check Google Classroom DAILY! The iScore5 app for AP Human Geography is a great study tool and it's only $4.99.
Mrs. Cristina Hargis
Welcome to my class! I am looking forward to teaching your children AP Human Geography and/or AP Environmental Science this year!
This is my 18th year teaching and my 18th year at Destrehan High School. I student taught at DHS in Fall 2004 and was offered a job starting in Spring 2005. I began by teaching Juniors Free Enterprise and World Geography (and a random Honors Civics and World History), but after two years, moved to the Freshman Team, where I taught both Civics and World Geography. Starting in Fall 2017, I moved to the Sophomore Team to teach AP Human Geography and World Geography, and I have loved every second of it! Geography is by far my favorite subject! I love to travel and to help my students learn about all the different places in the world. AP Human Geography is a great, fun, and interesting class, just more challenging since it is AP. I also love teaching AP Environmental Science. I pushed for this class to be added to DHS because it intertwines and overlaps with AP Human Geography beautifully. I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach it!
I was the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year for Destrehan High School! In addition to teaching, I am also a member of the Louisiana Reading Association, the National Council for Social Studies, and the National Council for Geographic Education. I love being involved and attend as many DHS after-school activities as possible! I sponsor the WISE Ecology Club, which is for Wildcats Invested in Saving the Environment. Geaux Wildcats! My husband teaches AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A here, so in a shameless plug, I highly suggest taking one of those two classes. APCSP is very accessible (even for Freshmen), while APCSA is comparable to a high-level math class. He also teaches two brand new classes being offered, Computer Science Essentials and African-American Studies.
Please do not hesitate to contact me whenever you feel necessary. Happy travels!
My Teaching Schedule
1st period - AP Environmental Science
2nd period - Prep
3rd period - AP Human Geography
4th period - Advanced Studies
1st period - AP Human Geography
2nd period - AP Human Geography
3rd period - AP Environmental Science
4th period - Prep