Jeff Christner was born and raised in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Ligonier Valley Senior High in 1993. He went on to earn his B.S. in Mathematics Education from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He did his student teaching at Big Spring High School in Newville and at Faust Middle School in Chambersburg.
He has taught mathematics in Virginia and North Carolina public schools for the past four years. As a young teacher, he has encountered many frustrations that all teachers run into. Jeff was not content to just complain. At every school, he has quickly become known as an innovative teacher who wants to make education the best it can be.
Many chapters in his book were inspired by discussions around the teacher lunch table, in the halls, at games, and in class. When teachers or students would whine, Jeff's answer was always, "Well, why don't we do something about it?" This book is Jeff's way of "doing something."