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Miss Bakewell

My name is Cristi Bakewell and I am a kindergarten teacher at Curtis Fundamental Elementary. I am a native Floridian and graduate of Tyrone Elementary School, Tyrone Middle School and Boca Ciega High School. I received both my Bachelors and my Masters degree from the University of South Florida. In 2007 I became a National Board Certified Teacher, and in 2010 I became ESOL certified. I have taught children in grades kindergarten through 4th grade, spending most of my career in kindergarten.

When not teaching, I love watching the Bucs, and the USF Bulls play football, as well as cheering on the Rays during baseball season. I also enjoy cooking, photography, technology, and traveling in the states and abroad with my family.