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Christie Huck is executive director of City Garden Montessori Charter School in St. Louis, Missouri. With a background in community organizing and social activism, Christie entered the education reform movement as a parent and community member concerned about racial equity and integration in schools. She worked with City Garden's founder and parents to develop a neighborhood Montessori school that serves children from preschool through eighth grade. City Garden opened as a charter school in 2008 and provides children with a rigorous, individualized education with an anti-bias, antiracism focus. Christie and her three children live in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis. She is a Fellow of the 17th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.