"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised with his seven siblings and twenty plus wards of the State by their working mother and father, "Coach" learned early on the value of hard work, teamwork, and perseverance. While working a part-time job at a local service station, he graduated from high school with a commission to West Point, but a knee injury in his senior year kept him from attending the US Military Academy.
Coach's academic prowess and leadership abilities aided him in college at Eastern Connecticut State University, where he graduated as class president with a degree in Fine Arts Music Education, with minors in English and Theater. He spent a year in public service (Hartford, CT Model Cities Program) and then moved to Vermont in 1973, at age 23, to start a business: Christie's Quechee Exxon. In Vermont he began coaching in 1980, and teaching in 1986, which coincided with a Master’s in Education Administration from Plymouth State University. Coach’s achievements culminated with a principal/directorship in Randolph, VT, and a doctoral program with all but dissertation in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Coach has also volunteered for a variety of charitable causes.
Today, Coach wants to continue serve as your voice in Montpelier. A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that’s heard. A voice that cares.
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN "COACH" CHRISTIE
Activist, Advocate, Educator & Organizer
Serving the Town of Hartford and the State of Vermont