Christie Fugate (1st Grade)

Name: Christie Fugate

Education: Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Computer Technology from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AR.

Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AR.

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education K-9 with a minor in mathematics and psychology from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS.

Classes taught at TCCS:  I am currently teaching all subjects at the first-grade level. I also teach Science to the Kindergarten class.

Mission and Passion:

My mission has always been kids. I have a fondness for the underdog. I have taken kids into my home that have had no parental involvement or sometimes no home at all.  This has all been my passion to show the love of God to these kids. I have also had a fondness for those with special needs. As a young teacher I took on the task of being an advocate for adults who are mentally handicapped. My middle daughter has always said “I collect people” because we have always given shelter to people in need regardless of their circumstances. Showing the love of God to those in need is my mission and my passion.


I am married to Mike and we just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this May 2017. We have 2 sons, Joshua, who is retired Air Force and lives in Florida with his wife and 2 sons, William, 11 and Emanuel 8 years old. Jonathan is 10 and he is currently attending TCC as a fourth grader. We have 4 daughters, Melanie who is a nurse in El Dorado, Ks and she has 7 kids: Haleigh, who is a 2nd year student at Ottawa StateUniversity, Bethany, who is a first year student at K State, Dakota and Kaitlyn who are 8th graders and McKenna who is a 7th grader. Then they also have Grace who is 3 years old and Dane who is 2. Our second daughter is Clarrissa, she is a manager at Dillions in El Dorado, KS and she has 3 sons, Gaven, Gage, who is expecting our first great grandchild and Gabrian who is a Junior at El Dorado High School.  Next is our daughter Kacey, who is a social worker in Butler County and she has two children, Sydney an 8th grader and Tre, a 7th grader in El Dorado, KS.  Courtney is our youngest daughter, she lives in Claremore, OK and has 3 daughters, Mariah, 7th grade, Rilea, 5th grade and Camryn who is one. Then we have a girl we call our daughter because she adopted us when she was 17 years old. Her name is Morgan and she had 3 children that call us Nanny and Papa. Maliyah who is a 9th grader, Myles who is 8 and Maddyx who is 7. They live in Wichita, KS.

Inspiring Verse:

Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord appeared to us in the past,[a] saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

My life has not been easy, from being a widow with 3 babies at 25 years old to being homeless at 30 but this verse has always carried me through. And because of that I have learned to extend His Love for me to others.

Years at TCCS: This is my first-year teaching at Tyro Community Christian School.

Total years teaching:  30+ years

Church membership: Grace Fellowship in Coffeyville, KS is where we are attending church, our church membership is Life Church of Plains, Augusta, KS.